Suicide Prevention Resources
Sonoma County Department of Health Services – Behavioral Health Division provides resources for people and their loved ones that are experiencing depression and/or thoughts of suicide. The North Bay Suicide Prevention hotline is a toll-free, confidential 24/7 suicide prevention hotline (1-855-587-6373) that will connect you a trained crisis counselor.
Get Help Now
If you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis you can get help 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling Sonoma County’s 24-hour Emergency Mental Health Hotline: (800) 746-8181. To find out more about how to access mental health resources in Sonoma County call (707) 565-6900 or (800) 870-8786 at or visit the Behavioral Health website.
What are the Warning Signs for Suicide?
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.
- Talking about wanting to die or kill oneself.
- Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
- Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
- Talking about being a burden to others.
- Increasing the user of alcohol or drugs.
- Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
- Sleeping too little or too much.
- Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
- Displaying extreme mood swings.
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