The Gila River Indian Community says YES TO LIFE!

YES TO LIFE was created to:
UNITE all districts to prevent suicide.
ENCOURAGE everyone to learn how to identify warning signs.
PROMOTE connection between people by helping those who may be in crisis.

Gila River Behavioral Health Services
(520) 562-3321 ext.7100
(520) 550-6008

Outside Gila River Indian Community:
(602) 528-7100




If a person talks about:

   > Being a burden to others

   > Feeling trapped

   > Experiencing unbearable pain

   > Having no reason to live

   > Killing themselves

Specific things to look out for included:

   > Increased use of alcohol or drugs

   > Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online for materials or means

   > Acting  recklessly

   > Withdrawing from activities

   > Isolating from family and friendts

   > Sleeping too much or too little

   > Visiting or calling people or saying goodbye

   > Giving away prized possessions

   > Aggression

People who are considering suicide often display one or more of the following moods:

   > Depression

   > Loss of interest

   > Rage

   > Irritability

   > Humiliation

   > Anxiety

Suicide Risk Factors

Risk factors are  characteristics or conditions that increase the chance that a person may try to take his or her life.

Health Factors

Environmental Factors

Historical Factors

  • > Mental health conditions
    •       > Depression
    •       > Bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder
    •       > Schizophrenia
    •       > Borderline or antisocial personality disorder
    •       > Conduct disorder
    •       > Psychotic disorders, or psychotic symptoms in the context of any disorder
    •       > Anxiety disorders
  •       > Substance abuse disorders
  •  > Serious or chronic health condition and/or pain
  •  > Stressful life events which may include a death, divorce, or job loss
  •  > Prolonged stress factors which may include harassment, bullying, relationship problems, and unemployment
  •  > Access to lethal means including firearms and drugs
  •  > Exposure to another person’s suicide or to graphic or sensationalized accounts of suicide
  •  > Previous suicide attempts

  •  > Family history of suicide attempts

24 Hour Crisis Hotline
1 (800) 259-3449