Learn the signs, facts, and how you can help prevent suicide.
LGBTQIA+ people experience disproportionally high rates of anxiety, depression, and other risk factors that lead to suicide - especially in rural and isolated communities like Southern Illinois.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide or self-harm, please go to our hotlines section and speak with a professional.
Relevant crisis hotlines include:
What should I do?
If a loved one is in crisis, you should seek professional help immediately such as dialing 988. Some behaviors that may indicate an emergency or crisis include...
If a loved one is not in crisis but exhibits general risk factors of suicide or depression, you should...