If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, call one of the phone numbers listed below. You can call at any time to reach a person who can help you. Professional standards of confidentiality are followed by these services.

Here are the numbers to call:

  • If you know someone is in imminent danger of hurting themselves or someone else, call 911.
  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call or Text 988 or chat here – you will be directed to local resources
  • You can also learn more about 988 and have access to related national information by visiting the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline website.
  • Westchester County’s Crisis Prevention and Response Team at (914) 925-5959

Any of the following could be potential warning signs for suicide:

  • Change in personality - becoming sad, withdrawn, irritable, anxious, tired, indecisive, apathetic
  • Change in behavior - can't concentrate on school, work, routine tasks
  • Change in sleep pattern - oversleeping or insomnia, sometimes with early waking
  • Change in eating habits - loss of appetite and weight, or overeating
  • Loss of interest in friends, sex, hobbies, activities previously enjoyed
  • Worry about money, illness (real or imaginary)
  • Fear of losing control, "going crazy," harming self or others
  • Feelings of overwhelming guilt, shame, self-hatred
  • No hope for the future; "It will never get better, I will always feel this way."
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Recent loss of a loved one through death, divorce, separation, broken relationship; or loss of job, money, status, self-confidence, self-esteem
  • Loss of religious faith
  • Nightmares
  • Suicidal impulses, statements, plans; giving away favorite things; previous suicide attempts or gestures
  • Agitation, hyperactivity, restlessness may indicate masked depression