Together we can reduce the risk of youth suicide.
If you are concerned about someone, please watch the video on the right and then follow these four steps.

STEP 1: Be observant

Warning Signs and Risk Factors. If you notice any of these signs, don’t wait.

  • A previous suicide attempt or self-harm
  • Current talk about suicide or making a plan
  • Bullied at school or through the internet
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Displaying signs of depression: moodiness, hopelessness, withdrawal
  • Recent suicide of a friend or family member
  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs
  • Ready access to firearms
  • Impulsiveness and taking unnecessary risks
  • Lack of connection to friends or family
  • Recent break-up with girl or boyfriend
  • Sexual orientation worries
  • High or low academic achievement
STEP 2: Show that you care

Even though you may be nervous or feel uncomfortable, take a deep breath and be present.

  • People who are feeling suicidal need to feel validated and cared for
  • Listen with an open heart and mind
  • Show empathy and compassion
STEP 3: Ask the tough questions

Trust your intuition. You won’t make things worse by asking directly. In fact, it helps.

  • Are you thinking about killing yourself?
  • Do you want to die?
  • Are you thinking about how you would hurt yourself?
  • Do you really want to be dead or do you need something to change?
STEP 4: Get some help
  • Call the SKY Center today: 505-473-6191
  • 24 hour crisis lines: 1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474) / 1-855-227-5485 (tty)
  • Agora Crisis Center Albuquerque, NM: 1-800-273-8255
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Response of Santa Fe: 1-888-920-6333
  • Emergency:  911