Suicide Prevention

Suicide is preventable.  Help someone who may not have the mindfulness to help themselves.  Don't leave the person alone and seek immediate help.  Warning signs of suicidal intent can include but are not limited to someone talking about or threatening to hurt themselves, feelings of hopelessness, or feelings of helplessness.  Click on any of the links in this section to learn what to say, how to help, and where to get support.  Being informed about the signs, risks, and supports are valuable tools for suicide prevention.

Online Resources:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Teens and Suicide: What Parents Should Know

Risk Factors and Warning Signs

Educational Resources:

Talking to your Kids about Suicide

Understanding 13 Reasons Why

For those who feel threatened or know of someone who feels threatened by violence, the Contra Costa Crisis Center has set up a hotline with access to counselors 7 days a week.
HOTLINE: 1-800-833-2900.


Text HOPE to 20121
Text HOME to 741741
Call 211 or 800-833-2900
Call 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States

Policy & Regulation: