Suicide ideation, attempts and completion affect many Iowans. Suicide does not discriminate and can affect anyone. When someone says he or she is 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.
Taking action is always the best choice. Get help from a trained professional as quickly as possible. Your Life Iowa is here to help!
Suicide is hard to talk about. People around you may not understand and talking to them may be difficult or challenging. There is someone who does understand and is there for you - the person at the other end of a call to Your Life Iowa. We won't judge you. We listen. What we discuss is confidential. And we get you to the help you need, wherever you are.
Is it okay to talk about suicide with someone that you think may be struggling with suicidal feelings and thoughts? Yes, it is okay to talk about suicide. Talking with someone about suicide does not make someone suicidal. Get more answers to frequently asked questions about suicide and suicide risk.