If you or someone you know is in immediate danger because of thoughts of suicide
Call 911 NOW
If you need someone to talk with about your suicidal feelings, please do not hesitate to call:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.
Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: Cuando usted llama al número 1-888-628-9454, su llamada se dirige al centro de ayuda de nuestra red disponible más cercano.
Local Suicide Prevention Resources
Behavioral Health Services
Campbell County Memorial Hospital
501 S. Burma Ave.
Gillette, WY 82716
Student Support Services
Campbell County School District
800 S. Butler Spaeth Rd.
Gillette, WY 82716
Campbell County Suicide Prevention Coalition (CCSPC)
Contact: Monte Haddix, Community Prevention Professional
1211 S. Douglas Highway, Suite 215
Gillette, WY 82716
- CCSPC Brochure: Outlines the warning signs and risk factors for suicide, and provides a list of local resources for people in crisis.
- CCSPC Resource List: Contains a collection of mental health and substance abuse counseling centers in the area, and a list of suicide support groups throughout the state and nation.
- Crisis Text Line: If you need someone to talk with about your suicidal feelings, text "ENERGY" to 741-741 to talk to someone who can help.
- QPR Training:Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, and it helps people recognize when someone may be in trouble and helps them get the help they need. To schedule a QPR Suicide Prevention Training for your organization or group, or learn how to become a QPR trainer, contact the CCSPC at 307.696.8027.
- Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Groups:The CCSPC offers a support group for people who have lost a loved one to suicide. The group is called Survivors of Suicide Loss and is open to all ages. The purpose of the group is to provide a comfortable and safe space for survivors of suicide to talk about their grief, struggles and hopes. The Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group takes place from 6:30-8 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Gillette Tech Center, Room 206, 3251 South 4-J Road. For more information, contact the CCSPC at 307.696.8027.
Suicide Prevention Handouts for Parents
- CCSPC: Talking to your kids about suicide
- CCSPC: Warning signs that your child may be at risk for suicide
- CCSPC: Protecting your child when they are suicidal
Know the Warning Signs of Suicide
Warning signs that someone may be thinking about or planning to commit suicide include:
- Always talking or thinking about death
- Clinical depression—deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating—that gets worse
- Having a "death wish," tempting fate by taking risks that could lead to death, such as driving fast or running red lights
- Losing interest in things one used to care about
- Making comments about being hopeless, helpless, or worthless
- Putting affairs in order, tying up loose ends, changing a will
- Saying things like "it would be better if I wasn't here" or "I want out"
- Sudden, unexpected switch from being very sad to being very calm or appearing to be happy
- Talking about suicide or killing one's self
- Visiting or calling people to say goodbye
Download the handout to the right by clicking on the image.
Know Potential Risk Factors for Suicide
Risk factors are characteristics that make it more likely that an individual will consider, attempt, or die by suicide.
- Chronic illness or disability
- Cultural and religious beliefs, such as the belief that suicide is a noble resolution of a personal dilemma
- Death of a loved one
- Disciplinary or legal problems
- Exposure to suicide of a peer
- Family history of suicide or suicidal behavior
- History of trauma or physical, sexual, and/or psychological abuse
- Loss of relationship
- Previous suicide attempts
- School or work problems
- Substance abuse/dependence (alcohol or drugs)