Suicide Prevention

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, these are a few warning signs for a potential suicide. If you or someone you know shows these signs please seek help or reach out to someone that can help. 

  • Talking about wanting to die or wanting to kill themselves
  • Talking about feeling empty, hopeless, or having no reason to live
  • Making a plan or looking for a way to kill themselves such as searching for lethal methods online, stockpiling pills, or buying a gun
  • Talking about great guilt or shame
  • Talking about feeling trapped or feeling that there are no solutions
  • Feeling unbearable pain (emotional pain or physical pain)
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Using alcohol or drugs more often
  • Acting anxious or agitated
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Changing eating and/or sleeping habits
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Taking great risks that could lead to death such as driving extremely fast
  • Talking or thinking about death often
  • Displaying extreme mood swings, suddenly changing from very sad to very calm or happy
  • Giving away important possessions
  • Saying goodbye to friends and family
  • Putting affairs in order, making a will

Suicide Prevention Resources on Haskell Campus, the Lawrence area, Kansas area, and National level. 

On Haskell campus:

Angelina Adams- Counseling Center Stidham Rm 105


Haskell Health Services, Medical 

Nurse Sebe (785)832-4867

Indian Health Services, Therapist 

Dawn Ready (785)312-2252

Lawrence Resources:

Community Mental Health:

-Bert Nash (785)843-9192 after 5pm connects with counselor after recording 

-Headquarters, local talkers (785)841-2345

Kansas Resources:

Kansas Suicide Prevention direct line (785)841-2345

Online chat- 

Compassionate Ear Warm Line (913)281-2251

National Resources:

Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Text services, text “Life” to 1-800-273-8255

Online chat- 

Crisis Text line, text “CONNECT” or “HOME” to 741741

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

1-866-Warm Ear (927-6327)

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