Life’s journey can be difficult, with many ups and downs across our lifetimes. But for some individuals, these challenges can be too much overcome alone. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, race, gender or background, and suicide is the second leading cause of death for individuals between 10 and 35 years old. 

Suicide can be a stigmatized and taboo topic, but at Sunstone we believe raising awareness and taking suicidal thoughts seriously can save lives. It can be scary if someone you love talks about suicide, or even more frightening if you’re experiencing thoughts of dying, but you are not alone.

We have a team of dedicated counselors to support those facing thoughts of suicide, and those who have lost loved ones to suicide. Get the support you deserve and contact us to find the right counselor to guide you on your journey to finding meaning and purpose in life.

Our Approach

Our counselors are trained in CAMS (Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality), an evidence based, collaborative framework where counselors and clients work together to treat suicide risk. CAMS is a warm and collaborative approach that helps clients discover a life worth living.

Our counselors can provide support in areas such as: 

  • Suicidal ideation
  • Loss of a loved one to suicide
  • Suicide attempts

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Statistics

Individual Impact:

  • 78% of all people who die by suicide are male.
  • Although more women than men attempt suicide, men are nearly 4x more likely to die by suicide.
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10–34 and the 10th leading cause of death overall in the U.S.
  • The overall suicide rate in the U.S. has increased by 35% since 1999.
  • 46% of people who die by suicide had a diagnosed mental health condition.
  • While nearly half of individuals who die by suicide have a diagnosed mental health condition, research shows that 90% experienced symptoms.

Community Impact:

  • Annual prevalence of serious thoughts of suicide, by U.S. demographic group:
    • 4.8% of all adults
    • 11.8% of young adults aged 18-25
    • 18.8% of high school students
    • 46.8% of lesbian, gay and bisexual high school students
  • Some of the highest rates of suicide in the U.S. are among American Indian/Alaska Native and non-Hispanic white communities.
  • Lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are 4x more likely to attempt suicide than straight youth.
  • Transgender adults are nearly 12x more likely to attempt suicide than the general population.
  • Suicide is the leading cause of death for people held in local jails

Source: https://www.nami.org/get-involved/awareness-events/suicide-prevention-awareness-month / Data from CDC, NIMH and other select sources.


If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.

If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)

If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.