Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. – and the 2nd leading cause of death among teenagers. Every day, approximately 123 Americans die by suicide. In fact, there is one suicide for every approximately 24 suicide attempts.
The truth is that suicide is a complex problem and a national public health concern. While no single approach can solve it, everyone can play a role in bringing awareness to preventing it.
Parkside’s Assessment & Referral
Our intake team for psychiatric assessment is staffed with licensed mental health professionals and ready to listen and assess an individual’s situation. Located at 1239 S. Trenton and can be reached 24 hours a day at (918) 588-8888.
National Crisis Lines:
24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Crisis Text Line
Text “TALK” to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor from the Crisis Text Line for free, 24/7.
Wallet Lifeline Card
This downloadable wallet lifeline card lists signs for suicide risk. It urges those showing any signs of suicide to contact a mental health professional or to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
SAMHSA’s Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration (SAMHSA) created a Suicide Prevention Resource Center that provides accurate data, up-to-date research, and knowledge of effective strategies and interventions. Programs, toolkits, fact sheets and other resources are all available for you to take action. Click here to follow the link.
#BeThe1To (Click Here)
#BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond, spreading the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide.