Warning Signs

  • Statements of suicidal ideations, suicide plans
  • Acquiring or seeking to acquire means (guns, drugs, poisons)
  • Giving away important possessions; unexpectedly making a will
  • Statements of purposelessness
  • Statements of hopelessness and being trapped; powerless to change life situation
  • Intense emotional pain – “psycheache”
  • Sudden changes in mood, intense anger, anxiety
  • Feelings of constant unrelenting stress
  • Loneliness, isolation, lack of connection (family, friends, school, spiritual, job, etc.)
  • Self-loathing, unrelenting feelings of guilt, shame, worthlessness, failure
  • Disinterest in life areas that are important

Veterans Crisis Hotline

1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
or click here to chat online with a counselor

Crisis Text Line

Text ‘HOME’ to 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Click here for the website

Erie County
Mental Health Mobile Response Teams

For Children

Spectrum Human Services CARES Program
716-882-HELP (4357)

For Adults

Crisis Services Emergency Outreach 24 Hour Hotline