Suicide Prevention

You're Not Alone and You Matter

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK, www.suicidepreventionlifeline.orgLWTech is dedicated to offering services and programs that address suicide prevention.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health:

  • Suicide is defined as death caused by self-directed injurious behavior with intent to die as a result of the behavior.
  • A suicide attempt is a non-fatal, self-directed, potentially injurious behavior with intent to die as a result of the behavior. A suicide attempt might not result in injury.
  • Suicidal ideation refers to thinking about, considering, or planning suicide.

And, suicide is a major public health concern. More than 47,000 people die by suicide each year in the United States; it is the 10th leading cause of death overall. Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable.  

Suicide impacts all our communities, especially men, veterans, and people of color. There are many resources to use and learn about suicide prevention or help someone you know struggling with mental health or suicidal ideation.

Use the links on the right to find more information, including how LWTech is addressing this mental health issue.

If you need immediate help there are several ways to get it:

  • At LWTech campus call (425) 739-8224, Campus Public Saftey, or talk to any staff member.
  • Washington State Crisis Line (800) 273-8255 Suicide Lifeline
  • Washington State Teen Link (866) 833-6546 
  • Washington State Crisis Text Link 741741
  • Lifeline online chat - available 24 hours a day 7 days a week
  • Veteran Lifelife - 1 (800) 273-8255
  • Veteran online chat
  • Veteran text link 838255
  • Veteran support for deaf/hearing impaired (800) 799-4889

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