Each year about 5,000 young people ages 15 to 24 kill themselves. The rate of suicide for this age group has nearly tripled since 1960. And although suicide is not the leading cause of death, white men over 85 have the highest suicide rates.
Pain isn't always obvious, but most suicidal people show some signs that they are thinking about suicide. If you see even one warning sign, step in or speak up.
If you or a loved one is experiencing depression or contemplating suicide, our trained staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can receive support and information, in any language, about local resources to assist you in seeking help.
Know the Signs
Know the Signs is a statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out.
Fact Sheet: Older Adults: Depression and Suicide
Source: National Institute of Mental Health.
ReachOut is an information and support service using evidence based principles and technology to help teens and young adults facing tough times and struggling with mental health issues.
North Bay Suicide Prevention Hotline
Help for you or a loved one.
Línea Directa de Prevención del Suicidio del Norte de la Bahía del Condado de Sonoma
MY3 is a free app that lets you stay connected when you are having thoughts of suicide.
Source: California Mental Health Services Authority.