Suicide Prevention

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If you or someone you know is suicidal, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 911 immediately.

You may also contact Kaylyn Hansen, Director of Student Life and Counseling at NWOSU.

580-327-8439 or

Youth suicide in our state is a major public health problem. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people in Oklahoma. The information below offers helpful resources on ways to prevent suicide in your school and comunity.

Suicide Warning Signs

These signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. Risk is greater if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. Seek help as soon as possible if you or someone you know exhibits any of the following signs:

  • Talking about wanting to die.
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
  • Talking about being a burden to others.
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
  • Sleeping too little or too much.
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.

Resource:  Oklahoma State Department Of Education