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Any person exhibiting these behaviors should get care immediately:

Putting their affairs in order and giving away their possessions
Saying goodbye to friends and family
Mood shifts from despair to calm
Planning, possibly by looking around to buy, steal or borrow the tools they need to commit suicide, such as a firearm or prescription medication


If you or someone you know is in crisis and/or displaying warning signs call your behavioral health service provider or speak to you Case Manager immediately.


​​​For a guide on 25 things NOT to say to someone in crisis you may visit:  

 If you or someone you know is acting out on suicide threat, you will require immediate assistance from the police/sheriff, the fire department or an ambulance  

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Hearing Impaired (TTY/TDD) 1-800-327-9254

Maricopa County Suicide/Crisis Hotline



(602) 222-9444 

24 hr National Crisis Line

Immediate and confidential help is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week



Hope Line

Know The Warning Signs
Threats or comments about killing themselves, also known as suicidal ideation, can begin with seemingly harmless thoughts like

  • “I wish I wasn’t here” but can become more overt and dangerous 
  • Increased alcohol and drug use 
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Social withdrawal from friends, family and the community
  • Dramatic mood swings
  • Talking, writing or thinking about death
  • Impulsive or reckless behavior
  •                                                                      -Nami   


Crisis Response Network

(602) 222-9444

Toll-Free 1 800 631-1314

For Behavioral Health crisis, call the

Maricopa Crisis Line