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.