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HopeLine is a family of confidential services offering caring, non-judgmental listening, and resource information in an effort to improve the overall well-being of people in the community.

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Preventing Suicide in Our Community

With the recent death of Robin Williams and consistent media coverage of suicide within our community I found it an extremely important time to share with you not only information about HopeLine and other local resources in our community for individuals to reach out to regarding suicide, depression and mental illness but also the warning signs and ways to get help for yourself or loved ones.

1 in 10 individuals have at one point in their lives been depressed, and suicide has become the 10th leading cause of death in America. In 2011 there were more lives lost to suicide than to car accidents, and while these statistics are shocking I find it more crucial to share with you the available resources in our community and give you the knowledge and tools to help yourselves and others.

Below you will find a press release with the warning signs for suicide, and resources including HopeLine that can be used during times of crisis. You will also find a reference sheet that shares statistics along with step by step information on helping those who may be considering suicide.

I hope you will share this information with your followers, and and join HopeLine in saving lives within our community.

~Margaux Austin

Warning Signs for Preventing Suicide

HopeLine wants you to know the signs and risk factors of suicide and how to get help before it’s too late.

Suicide is an epidemic in our community and nation that has been on the rise since 2009. HopeLine wants our community to know not only about available resources they can turn to but also the warning signs for preventing suicide. 75% percent of individuals who commit suicide do show warning signs, and 90% have a diagnosable and treatable disorder.

Every 14 minutes someone in the U.S. dies by suicide, and it is estimated that for every individual lost to suicide there are another 100-200 suicide attempts. It is important that individuals know what to look for in their friends, family members, and co-workers so we can get them help before it is too late.

Signs and symptoms of suicide

Signs of serious depression:
o       Unrelenting low mood
o       Pessimism
o       Hopelessness
o       Depression

- Anxiety, psychic pain and inner tension

- Problems sleeping

- Unexpected rage or anger

- Withdrawal

- Increased Alcohol & Drug use

- Recent impulsiveness & taking unnecessary risks

- Threatening suicide or expressing a strong wish to die

- Making a plan:

- Giving away prized possessions

- Sudden or impulsive purchase of a firearm

- Obtaining means to kill oneself


The emotional crises that usually precede suicide are often recognizable and treatable. Although most depressed people are not suicidal, most suicidal people are depressed. Serious depression can be manifested in obvious sadness, but often it is rather expressed as a loss of pleasure or withdrawal from activities that had once been enjoyable.

“It is important to talk about suicide especially when warning signs are recognized. Do not be afraid to directly ask if an individual is having suicidal thoughts. However, it is important to not argue someone out of suicide. Rather let the person know you care, that they are not alone, that suicidal feelings are temporary and that depression can be treated. Avoid the temptation to say, ‘You have too much to live for,’ or ‘Your suicide will hurt your family,’”said Margaux Austin, the Executive Director at HopeLine, Inc.

Do not be afraid to seek professional help by calling HopeLine 919-231-4525 and talking to a trained crisis counselor. HopeLine operates a free and confidential crisis line and teen talk line to the local community. They specialize in providing suicide and crisis intervention, supportive and non-judgmental active listening, gentle and understanding discussion of crisis resolution, and referrals to appropriate community resources. HopeLine will work with you if you personally are considering suicide, or if you are worried about someone hurting themselves.

If a friend or loved one is threatening, talking about, or making plans for suicide, these are signs of an acute crisis, and it is important not to leave them alone. Remove from the vicinity any firearms, drugs or sharp objects that could be used for suicide. Take the person to an emergency room or walk-in clinic at a psychiatric hospital, or reach out to any of the Wake County resources listed below.


Wake Country Resources for emergency suicide attempts:

□       If a caller has a therapist, mental health provider, or a psychiatrist, this professional is technically the first responder- however, if they are not available in a time of need, do not wait to get them help.

□       Crisis and Assessment Services in Wake County can be contacted on the phone or can be visited in person. This center is a central access point for evaluation and entry into various psychiatric hospitals. 107 Sunnybrook Rd, Raleigh919-250-1260.

□       Wake County Access Center 24-hours a day – 919-250-3133 or toll-free 866-518-6784. If a caller has no mental health provider and is interested in receiving mental health services in Wake County.

□       CIT Officers – Crisis Intervention Trained. This is an accredited 40-hour training program to help law enforcement (and some EMS / paramedics) deal with individuals with mental health issues. If you call 911, request a CIT officer. If an individual is in immediate danger do not be afraid to call 911.

□       Mobile Crisis Team is a team of trained counselors who will go an individual’s house and provide a face-to-face intervention and help develop a crisis plan for the person or help bring them to a crisis center or hospital if needed. 1-877-626-1772.

□       Holly Hill Hospital operates independently as a private hospital but often coordinates with Wake County Crisis and Assessment Services. They offer inpatient and ‘partial-hospitalization’ services for children, adolescents, adults and elderly adults. They can be contacted 24/7 at 919-250-7000.


□       HopeLine You many always reach out HopeLine if you are unsure of what steps to take or how to get help. We are available to support you and walk you through the steps of getting help for yourself or others. 919-231-4525


Suicide Fact Sheet

WOD for Life

Crossfit is not just the place we push ourselves and each other to our physical limits, it’s much more! It’s the community within the box and within Crossfit – that’s where the magic happens. We support each other and we also work to support our community by giving back and that is why HopeLine and Crossfit 4042 have partnered to create the inaugural WOD for Life.

HopeLine is a local, non-profit, United Way partner agency in Raleigh that has been providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to the greater Triangle area since 1970. Our programs offer confidential crisis lines and an instant messaging Teen Chat Line. We answer thousands of calls and chats each year from people with nowhere left to turn. Callers reach out to HopeLine around the clock to talk openly and without judgement about suicide, depression, family violence, substance abuse, and many other issues. At HopeLine, no caller is turned away!

WOD for Life was created because every 14 minutes, someone in the U.S. dies from suicide. Nationally, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death of those aged 25-34 and the 10th leading cause of death overall. 38,000 people die from suicide every year and that’s more deaths than by car accident. For every completed suicide, there are approximately 200 suicide attempts. And suicide is completely preventable with 75% of individuals showing warning signs!

WOD for LifeAMRAP 14 MinutesTeams of 2
14 Deadlifts (RX: 275lbs for Men/185lbs for Women)
14 Toes to Bar
14 Burpee Box Jumps (RX: 30″ for Men/24″ for Women)
Partner WOD, 1 person working at a time, Must move from movement to movement together, Step-ups will not be considered RX for box jumps

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wod-for-life-tickets-12385656833

We hope you will join HopeLine in our fight against suicide and host our WOD at your box. The suggested date is Saturday, September 20th, in honor of Suicide Awareness Month; of course, your box can do it whenever you’d like. The $25 registration fee will include a t-shirt and a donation to HopeLine. Each box with at least 10 registered athletes will be featured on the back of the event shirt and the box with the most registered athletes/raises most money will be awarded a banner to display!



  • Where do I register? https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wod-for-life-tickets-12385656833
  • How much is it to participate? $25 includes a T-shirt and donation to HopeLine.
  • What is the deadline for registering? and How and When will I get my T-shirt?  You can register up until the day of the event (9/20/14) but if you want your T-shirt prior to WOD for Life on 9/20/14, please register by 9/6/14. Those registering by this time will have their T-shirts delivered to where they indicated they are doing WOD for Life whether it’s Crossfit 4042 or another box. T-shirts are in unisex and ladies fit. Ladies fit runs small, fyi.
  • I am not a member of Crossfit: No problem! Come on out to CrossFit 4042 in Garner and join us for our WOD for Life! All are welcome even if you are not familiar with Crossfit and the workouts can be scaled to fit any skill level!
  • I am a member of Crossfit but not the 4042 Box: That’s ok! Many other local boxes are participating in WOD for Life and you are welcome to come to the 4042 box or contact your local box to see if they are participating. If not yet, encourage them to do so!
  • How can I get my box on the back of the T-shirt?  Each Crossfit with at least 10 registered participants will be featured on the back of the T-shirt!
  • What if I need a partner? Talk to your box or wherever you are doing WOD for Life. There are always people looking for a partner!
  • What if I just want a T-shirt? I don’t blame you! The shirts are awesome and again, the cost still includes a donation to HopeLine! Go through the registration process and choose the option for T-shirt only.
  • I just want to make donation to HopeLine. Please do! Just follow the registration process and choose the option for making a donation.
  • How can I get involved with HopeLine? Come on! We would love to have you! HopeLine is always looking for new volunteers and supporters of our cause. To learn more about what we do and how you can get involved, visit our website www.hopeline-nc.org.

Still have questions, contact us:

Margaux Austin: director@hopeline-nc.org
Jenny Ayscue: jenny.hopeline@gmail.com

HopeLine, Inc.

PO Box 10490

Raleigh, NC 27615

Business Line: 919-832-3326

We hope you will join HopeLine in saving lives and supporting our community!

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Balsamic & Bling, Thursday August 14

Balsamic & Bling

Featuring Lia Sophia Jewelry & The Olive Wagon, benefiting HopeLine

8480 Honeycutt Rd., Suite 118 from 6:30-8PM



Join HopeLine on Thursday, August 14th at the Olive Wagon in Lafayette Village as we host a fundraising party featuring Lia Sophia Jewelry. From 6:30- 8pm, enjoy some tasty treats including Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar, while you shop Lia Sophia jewelry and the unique offerings of The Olive Wagon. There will be lots of prizes and surprises including a “Bling Bar” where you can create your very own one-of-a-kind necklace and get a glimpse at the brand new Lia Sophia InfinitME Collection. You can also take advantage of their fantastic August Sale and Special- 
Did I mention HopeLine will receive 40% of the proceeds! 

Let us know if you plan on attending by emailing Margaux at director@hopeline-nc.org or Allyson McNeill at mcneillneon@netzero.net