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Suicide Prevention

It may be uncomfortable to talk about suicide, but it is a situation that cannot be ignored. Arizona Complete Health provides connections to resources, planning and training to begin the conversation.

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, there are local and national confidential crisis lines accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week available to provide guidance to safety.
 

 

National and Local Hotlines

Arizona Crisis Hotlines
Counties Phone Number
Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Yuma Counties  1-866-495-6735 
Maricopa County  1-800-631-1314 
Apache, Coconino, Gila, Mohave, Navajo and Yavapai Counties  1-877-756-4090
Gila River  1-800-259-3449
Tribal Warm Line  1-855-728-8630 
Tohono O’odham Crisis Line  1-844-423-8759 

National Suicide Prevention Hotlines


Arizona Complete Health Supports our Veterans and their families

If you are thinking of hurting yourself or having thoughts of suicide there are confidential crisis lines available to support you and provide guidance to safety.

You are not alone. Services are available 24/7.

Veterans Affairs (VA)

 

Learn the warning signs and start the conversation to prevent suicide:

Warning Signs of Suicide

  • Severe behavior change: withdrawing, isolating or sudden improvement of mood.
  • Historical factor: family history of suicide or previous attempt.
  • Health condition: mental health or serious physical health issue.
  • Environmental impact: stress, access to means or loss.

How to Have a Conversation

  • Asking about suicide will not plant the idea in someone’s head.
  • Ask directly… Are you thinking of killing yourself?
  • Talk about suicide as you would about any other health condition.
  • Listen and let the person know you care about them and want them to be safe.

Youth and Suicide

  • By asking directly about suicide, you are giving them a chance to talk about their thoughts and feelings.
  • Youth often do not reveal if a peer is thinking of suicide – tell them to find a trusted adult. There are some secrets one cannot keep.
  • Maintain a connection and prioritize safety.
  • Stay calm and do not leave the youth alone – find a supportive agency or adult who can help with resources.

Training and Resources

Arizona Complete Health Suicide Prevention Training

Providers and community members can schedule a suicide prevention training. Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) or an adaptation of the curriculum to the specific needs of the requestor is available upon request at no charge. For information or to schedule a session contact: AzCHSuicide_Prev_Trng@azcompletehealth.com