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Suicide Prevention

You Are Not Alone! Help is Available 24/7.  In Connecticut, call or text 988 or chat online.

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in Connecticut and the

2nd leading cause of death for ages 10-34 in the state.


Every person can save a life. Learn how.

Crisis Resources
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No matter which number you call, help is available. 

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Text HELLO to 741741

Know the Warning Signs & What to Do

Warning Signs

If you believe someone is in immediate danger or harming themselves or others, call 911.

If you are concerned someone may be suicidal, #BeThe1To:

  1. ASK: “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” It’s not an easy question but studies show that asking at-risk individuals if they are suicidal does not increase suicides or suicidal thoughts.

  2. KEEP THEM SAFE: Reducing a suicidal person’s access to highly lethal items or places is an important part of suicide prevention. While this is not always easy, asking if the at-risk person has a plan and removing or disabling the lethal means can make a difference.

  3. BE THERE: Listen carefully and learn what the individual is thinking and feeling. Research suggests acknowledging and talking about suicide may in fact reduce rather than increase suicidal thoughts.

  4. HELP THEM CONNECT: Save the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number (call or text 988) and the Crisis Text Line number (741741) in your phone so they’re there if you need them. You can also help make a connection with a trusted individual like a family member, friend, spiritual advisor, or mental health professional.

  5. STAY CONNECTED: Staying in touch after a crisis or after being discharged from care can make a difference. Studies have shown the number of suicide deaths goes down when someone follows up with the at-risk person.

    Source: NIMH

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New Regional Peer Run Support Group:
Alternatives to Suicide 

Weekly on Tuesdays at 7 PM
In Person (Westport)

To join an online group or learn about CT's emerging network, visit and

988 Fact Sheet: Get Answers to Fequently Asked Questions

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Twice a month, The Hub offers Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training. In this 1.5 hour virtual suicide gatekeeping training, you will learn how to get help for yourself, learn more about preventing suicide, common causes of suicidal behavior, warning signs of suicide and how to get help for someone in crisis. If you would like to arrange for a QPR training at your business, email us to schedule.  

Learn more about other types of trainings available. 


Prevention Resources

Suicide Prev. Resources