Knowing is half the battle

Suicide warning signs and resources—and reasons to live

Signs you may be depressed

Feeling sad for two or more weeks
Feeling lethargic, like you have no energy
Unable to concentrate
Sleeping too much or too little
Eating too much or too little
Crying frequently
Losing interest in activities
      that you previously enjoyed
Withdrawing from others
Neglecting personal appearance
Feeling angry
Feeling guilty
Unable to think clearly
Unable to make decisions

‘Depression glasses’ thoughts

Everything is horrible, and everything will always be horrible.
I am worthless.
I am a horrible person.
I can’t do anything right.
Nothing ever goes my way.
Nobody loves me.
Nobody cares about me.
I feel terrible.
I will always feel terrible.
I am overwhelmed.
I will never be happy again.
I hate life.
I am in horrible pain.
The pain will never end.
The pain just gets worse.
I do not want to live anymore.
I want to die.

Places to get help

Butte County Behavioral Crisis Services, (530) 891-2810
592 Rio Lindo Ave., near Cohasset Road; walk-in assessments available 8 a.m. to midnight

Community Counseling Centers
Chico, 891-2795
Paradise, 872-6328
Oroville, 538-2158

Chico High School
Sue Baber, prevention/intervention specialist, 891-3026 x431
Mike Carroll, mediation club, 891-3026 x205

Pleasant Valley High School
John Siebal, at-risk counselor, 891-3050

Homeless Emergency Runaway Effort, (800) 371-4373

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program, (303) 429-3530



Web sites

Reasons to live

Your mom
Your dog/cat/hamster/horse
Celestino’s Pizza
The wind on your face
Bidwell Park
True love
Starry night skies
The ocean
Funny movies
Laughing so hard that you cry
Your friends
Your kids (or the ones that you might have someday)
Your life
Your dreams
A happiness that will be yours again