Help with Suicidal Loved Ones

Did You Know?

Many suicidal people give warning signs.

Warning signs include

  • Talking about suicide
  • Seeking out ways to hurt themselves (guns, knives, pills, etc.)
  • A preoccupation with death and dying
  • No hope for the future
  • Hating themselves
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Many people experience suicidal thoughts and there is help and hope. has research based tools and advice from people who have been there.

What Can I Try?

  • If someone is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Prevention Line.

  • Take the person seriously. Do not ignore threats of self-harm.

  • If it is safe for you to do so, stay with the person. Listen to them.

  • Be sympathetic and offer hope that things will get better.

Who Can Help?

Need More Help?

If you are unsure of what to do next and need more help, contact Pathways to Wellness at 218-365-7929
to be connected with a Care Facilitator.


  • (218) 365-7929


  • 41 E Camp St.
    Ely, MN 55731

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