​​​Suicide Prevention​​


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255 (24/7)

Depression Line - 630-482-9696 (8am-Midnight)

Kane County Behavioral Health Council Suicide Prevention Services – 630-482-9699

211 is a free, confidential 24/7 referral helpline connecting people to available health and human services. To find a behavioral healthcare provider today, call 211 or text your zip code to 898-211.

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Suicide is the second leading cause of death among those between 10 and 24. 

The suicide rate is higher among males; however, females have more attempts compared with males. 

Suicide attempts are higher among the LGBTQ community. https://www.americashealthrankings.org/explore/health-of-women-and-children/measure/teen_suicide/state/ALL

Between 2007 and 2018, the national suicide rate among persons aged 10–24 increased 57.4%, with Illinois specifically increasing by 41.4%. 

Some warning signs to look out for include the following, especially if a behavior is new or is related to a painful event:

  • Talking about wanting to die, feeling hopeless or trapped
  • Feels like they are a burden on others
  • Looking for methods and making plans to commit suicide
  • Increasing use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated
  • Behaving recklessly
  • Withdrawal or Isolation
  • Displaying rage and extreme mood swings


What can you do if you recognize these warning signs in a young person around you?

  • Take their behavior and talk of suicide seriously.
  • Support and listen to them.
  • Encourage them to reach out to their healthcare provider or behavioral health resources.
  • Call 911 if they have suicidal thoughts, a suicide plan, and the means to carry out the plan.