If the person has a plan and/or access to means, do not leave them alone and urge them to seek help immediately:

  • Call 911 and/or the National Suicide Prevention Lifelines 1-800-273-8255
  • Accompany them to the nearest hospital emergency department.
  • Seek immediate help from a mental health provider.
  • Urge them to temporarily remove lethal means (guns, pills, etc.) from their home
  • Maintain contact to provide follow-up support.