SUICIDE PREVENTION IS POSSIBLE
Whether you’re suicidal or know someone who is, know that there is help and there is hope.
We know that hopelessness, despair, and feeling alienated from others are leading warning signs for people feeling suicidal. We also know that being able to talk with someone about what is troubling and hurtful can lead to different and life affirming perspectives.
The materials and resources provided on this page are meant to serve as starting places to better understand the risk factors, warning signs and importance of getting help for persons feeling suicidal. Please reach out for support and to support others. Each of us matters; we can make a difference in another person’s life.
What to do if you feel suicidal
If you are contemplating suicide – or thinking about harming yourself – please reach out for support. You are not alone, and help is available. Things can get better.
If you’re in crisis, get help now by contacting one of the resources in the link, walk-in to CAPS during open business hours to talk with the on-duty counselor, or go to your local hospital emergency department. For urgent concerns after business hours, speak to a licenced counselor 24/7 at 734-764-8312 (press 0 for After Hours Urgent Support) to be seen right away.
For ongoing support, please schedule an appointment with a CAPS counselor. During CAPS’ business hours, you can always come to CAPS and set up your first appointment or see the counselor on duty if needed.
You can also talk to a trusted friend or family member, connect with mental health peer support group, or make an appointment with a community provider.
Suicidal thoughts, like all thoughts, are temporary. Suicide is permanent.
Depression and other mental health challenges can make you believe that you’ll never feel good again. But the pain or challenges you feel now will not last forever. Help is available.
Suicidal thinking can be treated. Know that you are not alone: there are numerous people and resources in our caring community who are here for you and can support you.
- Please see our Suicide Prevention page.
- Please see our MiTalk Self-help Resources for more information on suicide, depression, and mental health resources.
- Please visit UM’s Depression Center here for more resources regarding self-care called a Depression Toolkit.