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WHAT DO I DO IF I AM FEELING SUICIDAL?

It’s okay to ask for help, please reach out if you need support. It’s okay to not be okay.

CALL 911

Have someone bring you to the nearest hospital for an evaluation.


National Suicide Prevention Hotline

1.800.273.8225


Find Help

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

Crisis Text Line

CONNECT to 741-741


4 County Crisis Response Team

(Benton, Sherburne, Stearns & Wright County)
320.253.5555 or 800.635.8008


Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Resources

Fast Tracker MN

Mental Health Resources by Local MN Counties

County FacilityDirectionsPhoneLink
Anoka County Mental Health ServicesAnoka County Government Center – 2100 3rd Avenue, Suite 500 Anoka, MN 55303CallVisit
Benton County Mental Health ServicesBenton County Government Center – 531 Dewey Street P.O. Box 129 Foley, MN 56329CallVisit
Hennepin County Mental Health ServicesNicollet Exchange Building – 1801 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis 55403CallVisit
Isanti County Mental Health ServicesIsanti County Family Services – 1700 E Rum River Drive S, Suite A Cambridge, MN 55008CallVisit
Mille Lacs County Mental Health ServicesMille Lacs County Info Systems – 525 2nd Street SE Milaca, MN 56353CallVisit
Ramsey County Mental Health ServicesRamsey County’s Mental Health Center – 1919 University Ave. W., Suite 200, Saint PaulCallVisit
Sherburne County Mental Health ServicesSherburne Government Center – 13880 Business Center Drive NW, Suite 100 Elk River, MN 55330CallVisit
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Healing Moments Counseling Services 

Phone:  763-732-3351
Address:  9766 Fallon Ave. NE #201, Monticello, MN 55362
*THUMBS UP SPONSOR*


North Memorial Mental Health Services

Phone: 763-581-9100
Address: 800 Freeport St #102, Elk River, MN 55330
*THUMBS UP SPONSOR*


Fairview Counseling Center – Elk River

Phone: 763-241-0373
Address: 290 Main St NW, Elk River, MN 55330
*THUMBS UP SPONSOR*

Local Support Groups & Mentoring Programs

 


Suicide Loss Survivor Support Group

This group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00pm – 8:30pm.

Location:  Elk River Senior High School

900 School Street NW, Elk River, MN 55330

Contact:  Mark & Linda Steinberg mlsteinberg@q.com

D. 763.786.2112 C. 763.458.0567


North Metro Grief Support Coalition

This group is a 6-week program and is offered twice each year serving the North Metro area including:  Andover, Anoka, Blaine, Cedar, Coon Rapids, Ham Lake, Oak Grove & Spring Lake Park

Location:  First Congregational/UCC

1923 3rd Avenue, Anoka, MN 55303

Contact:  Duane Bjerke

D. 763.413.3530

 


 


The Struggle is Real
facebook.com/groups/ThumbsUpTheStruggleIsReal/
This is an online support group

Young Life:  Great River

This group meets on every Monday  at 7:37pm and is geared for High School Students.

Location:  Hosted by area families and is posted online and on social media

Address:  PO Box 614, Elk River, MN 55330

Contact(s):  Barry Hohlen & Lane Crose

C. 763.218.4143 / 651.274.1757

E. bhohlen1@gmail.com / lane.crose@gmail.com


Living Proof MN (Eating Disorder & Addiction)

Click HERE to see support group calendar.

Location:  Virtual

Address: 10106 Clinton Ave S. Bloomington, MN 55420

Contact(s):  Shira Charpentier / Tasha Golding

C. (612) 207-8720

E. info@livingproofmn.com

Suicidal Warning Signs

1.  Talking or Writing About Suicide or “Going Away”
People who die by suicide usually talk about it first.  They are in pain and often times reach out for help because they do not know what to do an have lost hope.  Always take talk about suicide seriously.  Many people casually use the words “I am so depressed” or “I am going to kill myself.”  They can be a call for help.

2.  Increased Use/Abuse of Substances
People wo are struggling with untreated or misdiagnosed mental health disorders may self-medicate with drugs or alcohol.  Use of the substances can add to hopelessness, alter clear thinking and can cause impulsive behavior.

3.  Acting Reckless
They just may have a death wish.

4.  Change in Sleep or Eating Habits
Depression can disturb a person’s eating and sleep patterns.  Lack of sleep can trigger depression and depression may cause lack of sleep.  It is an ugly illness that can feed on itself.

5.  Withdrawing from Friends or Family
A person who has a plan to complete suicide may avoid contact with those who are closest to them to prevent interference.

6.  Mood Changes, Anger or Rage
Depression does not always present itself as a person withdrawing quietly.  Symptoms of depression may be anger or rage.  The frustration of the inability to cope with daily problems and activities can bring a person to outburst or possibly to the point of suicide.

7.  Losing Interest in Activities
Appearing depressed most of the time, giving away possessions, exhibiting chronic absenteeism or excessive lateness can be signs that a person has give up hope in life.

8.  Numerous Unexplained Physical Ailments
Individuals with untreated mental illness have a life expectancy of 25 years shorter than the general population.  Untreated or misdiagnosed mental health issues may lead to suicide.

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