Suicide is a preventable public health problem. To this end, the Kitsap Community Suicide Prevention Coalition is committed to reducing the deaths by suicide in Kitsap County. Collaborating with all of the concerned and actively supporting organizations across this county we can amplify the social awareness and most effectively address this tragic issue.

Warning Signs for Suicide
  • Talking about wanting to hurt or kill oneself
  • Looking for ways to kill oneself by seeking access to firearms, available pills, or other means
  • Feeling hopeless or trapped
  • Feeling rage or seeking revenge
  • Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities
  • Feeling like a burden on others
  • Increasing substance abuse
  • Withdrawing from friends, family, and society
  • Feeling anxious, agitated, or unable to sleep or sleeping all the time
  • Experiencing dramatic mood changes
  • Seeing no reason for living

What You Can Do to Help
  • ASK the person directly if he or she is having suicide thoughts
  • Be willing to LISTEN
  • Be non-judgmental
  • ASK general and specific questions about their plans to end their life​
  • Don't act shocked
  • Don't be sworn to secrecy
  • Take ACTION. Remove any means, such as guns or pills
  • Get help from persons or agencies specializing in crisis intervention and suicide prevention
Kitsap Community Suicide Prevention Coalition
Ask - Listen - Act
Important Phone Numbers

Oasis Youth Line
Text "Help" to 360.377.5560 

Peninsulas' 2-1-1
Get Connected - Get Answers

Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas
(360) 479-3033 or
(800) 843-4793 FREE

Veterans Crisis Clinic
(800) 273-8255 Option 1 FREE

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2015 Suicide Prevention Youth Poster Contest Winners!   

1st Place by Melanie Peterson won $500 and one year's membership in the Haselwood Family YMCA in Silverdale.

2nd Place by Anikka Taeza won $350

3rd Place by Hope Clark won $200

See all of the entered posters here....

Maurie Louis (Chair, Kitsap Community Suicide Prevention Coalition), Hope Clark (3rd), Patty Lent (Bremerton Mayor), U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (Presented the awards), Anikka Taeza (2nd), Becky Erickson (Poulsbo Mayor), Greg Sandstrom (Kitsap County Coroner), Melanie Peterson (1st)


Gracious donations by Kiwanis of Greater Poulsbo, East Bremerton Rotary, Bremerton Rotary, YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties and Blue Sky Printing in Poulsbo.
Thank You.
Become an active member of our suicide prevention coalition.
No membership fees - only commitment to ending death by suicide.

Please go here to join.

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