Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention - Speak up. Reach out.

You are not alone, we are here to help.

No matter what you're dealing with there are people who can help. When you call GHS you will be provided with immediate emotional assistance from trained staff who can get you connected to the help and support you need. We don’t expect you to know exactly what you need, that is our job to help connect you to the support you need. GHS is your connection to free, confidential mental health assistance.

Speak to a counselor via phone or text and get access to mental health and substance use services.
This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year:
Call (810) 257-3740 or Text  FLINT to 741741

Speak Up If You See Someone:

  • Threatening to hurt or kill oneself
  • Seeking access to means to hurt or kill oneself
  • Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Acting recklessly or engaging in risky activities
  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs
  • Withdrawing from family, friends or society
  • Appearing agitated to angry
  • Having a dramatic change in mood

What You Can Do To Help:

  • Have an honest conversation
  • Talk to them in private
  • Listen to their story
  • Tell them you care about them
  • Ask directly if they are thinking about suicide
  • Encourage them to seek treatment or contact their doctor or therapist
  • Avoid debating the value of life, minimizing their problems or giving advice

Take a Class:

  • LivingWorks Start: In just 90 minutes online, LivingWorks Start teaches participants to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide and connect them to help and support.
  • Question Persuade Refer (QPR)
    Just like CPR, Question Persuade Refer (QPR) is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. A 90 minute class that prepares participants to recognize signs of suicidal ideation, to ask the person in crisis about suicidal thoughts/intentions and to link them to crisis services. Approximately 90-minute course.
  • Suicide: The Ripple Effect
    A feature-length documentary film, focusing on the devastating effects of suicide and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration and hope that are helping millions heal & stay alive. Instructors will remain afterwards to answer questions and connect with viewers for a short review and debrief.