Depression & Suicide Warning Signs

You may not see all of these signs if someone is depressed and feeling suicidal, but if you see some of them an dyou are concerned, call Valley Creek Crisis Intervention at 610-280-3270 or 610-918-2100.  The toll free number is 1-877-918-2100.

If you would like to learn more about how to help someone who is depressed and feeling suicidal, find out about QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) a researched and nationally recognized suicide prevention training.  CCSP has certified QPR instructor and offers this training to the community at no cost to participants.  (http://www.qprinstitute.com/) To request a training for your group, contact ccsptaskforce@gmail.com.

  • Sadness
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Not eating or over-eating
  • Sleep problems
  • Unable to concentrate
  • Irritability
  • Angry outbursts
  • Frequent physical complaints
  • Missed school or work
  • Missed assignments
  • Fatigue
  • Low energy
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Unreasonable feelings of guilt
  • Indecisiveness
  • Self-harm
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Talking about death or suicide

 

If you or someone you know needs help, please call Chester County’s Mental Health Crisis Intervention Hotline:

 610-280-3270 or toll free 1-877-918-2100

This service is free and available 24/7 to anyone in Chester County regardless of their insurance status.  All calls are confidential and may be anonymous. 

Or call the National Sucidie Prevention Lifeline:

1-800-273-TALK