Community Peer Support

We understand that these are emotional and stressful times. We are here to help without judgment. Our peer support team consists of local community members who are here to provide you with resources, emotional support, hope, guidance, and friendship throughout this difficult time. We can assist you with resource referrals or provide friendship. We are here for you. You are not alone.

* We are not licensed counselors or therapists professionals.

For life saving services, call 911

For immediate assistance or to reach a skilled, trained crisis worker, please contact the Suicide Hotline

Suicide Prevention Lifeline at: 1-800-273-8255

Línea para la prevención del suicidio:

1-888-628-9454

If you would like to speak with one of our peer support community members, please use the Peer Support Request or email [email protected] and someone will contact you within 24 hours.

If you have a specific peer you would like to speak with, please reference them in your email.

If you would like to speak with someone sooner, please contact our on call Victim Advocate at 702-346-5244 or the non emergency dispatch number at 702-346-6911.

If you are interested in becoming a peer support community member, please email us at [email protected]

Taryn H. Twin Towers

Warning Signs

Indirect Verbal Clues

  • “I can’t do this anymore.”
  • “My family would be better off without me.”
  • “Nobody cares if I live or die.”
  • “I just want out.”
  • “I won’t need this anymore.”
  • “I wish I was never born.”
  • “I hate myself.”

Talking Signs

  • Talking about dying or wanting to die
  • Talking about feeling empty, hopeless, or having no way out of problems
  • Mentioning strong feelings of guilt and shame
  • Talking about not having a reason to live or that others would be better off without them

Behavior Signs

  • Has had previous suicide attempt
  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs or relapse
  • Social withdrawal and isolation
  • Giving away personal items and wrapping up loose ends
  • Saying goodbye to friends and family

Tips for talking about Suicide

Tips for Asking the Suicide Question

  • Frame the question in empathy and compassion
  • Assume that suicide is on the menu
  • Talk in a private setting
  • Ask open ended questions
  • Set aside plenty of time
  • Don’t try to “FIX” their problem

Ways of asking about suicide

The first step is to find out whether the person is in danger of acting on suicidal feelings. Be sensitive, but ask questions such as:

  • “Are your current situations making you feel like you are wanting to end your life?”
  • “Have you wished you were dead or could go to sleep and not wake up?”
  • “Have you had any thoughts of suicide?”
  • “Are you thinking about hurting yourself?”
  • “Would you still want to die if your circumstances changed?”
  • “Do you ever feel like just giving up?”
  • “Are you thinking about dying?”

Don’t be afraid to use a direct or less direct approach in asking questions about someone's thoughts of suicide.

Ways to help

Empathize and ask questions

Remember suicide is not a problem, they may feel it is the only solution to a perceived and unfixable problem

Offer hope

Help them find resources to get the help they need