Get help now for suicidal thoughts
If you or a loved one are having suicidal thoughts, you are not alone. Thoughts of suicide attempts and completion affect many Iowans. Suicide does not discriminate, and can affect anyone. When someone says they are thinking about suicide, or says things that sound as if the person is considering suicide, it can be very upsetting. You may not be sure what to do to help, whether you should take talk of suicide seriously, or if your intervention might make the situation worse.
If you or a loved one have been having suicidal thoughts, reach out NOW to Your Life Iowa for free, confidential support. We can connect you to the help you need, provide information and be a shoulder to lean on.
- Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
- Looking for a way to kill themselves
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
- Increasing the use of alcohol, drugs
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