Steps to Take

Suicidal thoughts should always be taken seriously.  The best way to help prevent a suicide-related crisis is to seek help and support before the crisis emerges.

If you or a loved one is in IMMEDIATE DANGER of acting on thoughts of suicide:

  • Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.
  • The Klein Family Crisis Center has a 24/7 hotline, a mobile crisis team at 1-800-NEXT STEP (1-800-639-8783), and a walk-in mental health clinic open from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. seven days a week.
  • If possible, let a family member or friend know as well.  They should stay with you or your loved one for support and help make sure your environment is safe by removing any dangerous items that could be used for self-harm.

If you are concerned, but there is NO IMMEDIATE DANGER of acting on thoughts of suicide:

  • Reach out to your primary care physician, your child's pediatrician, or a mental health provider and talk to them about your thoughts and concerns.
  • The Klein Family Crisis Center can also help as well as help connect you with providers in your area.
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).  The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, and prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved one.