ASERT Does Not Offer Crisis Services
If you or someone you love is experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of suicide please call or text 988 for support.
This information sheet was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative and provides warning signs and tips to help individuals respond to suicidal statements.
When an individual is suicidal, you may be unsure of how to help. This guide will help explain signs of suicide and know what to do if an individual expresses suicidal thoughts.
Professionals use words like “suicidal ideation,” “suicidal intent,” or “suicidal plan” to describe statements or actions. Examples include:
Talk to your child’s school principal, guidance counselor, teachers, and/or school psychologist to address concerns at school. Ask your child about bullying, learning difficulties, behavior difficulties, or signs of anxiety or depression. In addition to outside mental health care, schools provide services targeting mental health.
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.