Dial 911 if you have an Emergency.
Suicide is not inevitable for anyone. By starting the conversation, providing support, and directing help to those who need it, we can prevent suicides and save lives.
Know the Risk Factors
Risk factors are characteristics that make it more likely that someone will consider, attempt, or die by suicide. They can't cause or predict a suicide attempt, but they're important to be aware of.
Know the Warning Signs
Some warning signs may help you determine if a loved one is at risk for suicide, especially if the behavior is new, has increased, or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these, seek help by calling 988:Talking about wanting to die or wanting to kill themselves
Other serious warning signs that someone may be at risk for attempting suicide include:
5 Action Steps
Here are 5 Action Steps you can take to help someone who is in emotional pain:
Sources: 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, National Institute on Mental Health.
Research & Statistics
- CT 211 Counts
Data for Connecticut 211 calls listed by category - including Healthcare, Mental Health and Addictions, Housing & Shelter, and more.
- Data and Dissemination - SAMHSA
Find data and reports on mental health, substance use treatment, and drug use from sources that include: the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), National Mental Health Services Survey (NMHSS), and more.
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- State Lifeline Reports
These reports examine call volume for each state and the territories of American Samoa, Guam and Puerto Rico to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline from January to June, 2020. They also provide five-year trends and the proportion of callers receiving responses from in-state crisis centers.
- Suicide and Self-Harm Injury
This page from the National Center for Health Statistics briefly provides data on suicide, including firearms suicides, suffocation suicides, poisoning suicides.
- Suicide Facts and Statistics - American Association of Suicidology
Includes rates, numbers, and ranking of each state; male/female statistics; age-specific statistics; and regional statistics.
- Suicide Statistics (Connecticut) - Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Suicide statistics in Connecticut by age, gender, and year.
- The Connecticut School Health Survey
The Connecticut School Health Survey (CSHS) is comprised of the Youth Tobacco Component (YTC) (PDF) and the Youth Behavior Component (YBC) (PDF). These two school surveys have been co-administered since 2005. The YTC is a school-based survey of students in grades 6 - 12, with randomly chosen classrooms within selected schools, and is anonymous and confidential. The YBC is also a school-based survey of students, but only of high-school grades 9 - 12 and it, too, is anonymous and confidential.
- WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System)WISQARS is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data.
- World Health Organization – Suicide Rates Provides the most recently available data on suicide rates by country, year and gender.