Warning Signs of Suicide and Shell’s Story

Hope Out of the Darkness

06-07-2021 • 19 mins

Shell Pavlis, the Creator and Host of Hope Out of the Darkness, is a suicide loss survivor. She shares her personal story about how she was affected by suicide and the warning sign of suicide, as presented by the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. Shell also explains a bit about AFSP’s Talk Saves Lives Program and how individuals or groups can sign up to schedule a Talk Saves Lives Presentation.

If you are in crisis or know someone who is...please call:

Suicide Lifeline at 1-800- 273-8255

or text the word “help” to 741-741

Here are the warning signs and risk factors:


Sign up here for a Talk Saves Live presentation as an individual or reach out for a private presentation for your group. This is the Standard Presentation, but you can select any program you want or any chapter, by changing the pull-down menus:


As Ambassador for Project 2025 for the OC Chapter of AFSP, Shell talks about the 4 key areas that AFSP determined where the highest number of lives could potentially be saved the fastest: Firearms, Healthcare Systems, Emergency Departments, and Corrections Settings.

Are you having thoughts of suicide? https://afsp.org/im-having-thoughts-of-suicide

What to do when someone you know is at risk: https://afsp.org/what-to-do-when-someone-is-at-risk

Practical Information for immediately after a loss: https://afsp.org/practical-information-for-immediately-after-a-loss

Get Help: http://afsp.org/get-help

General information about Project 2025


Host: Shell Pavlis

AFSP Treasurer, Board Member, Orange County Chapter

AFSP Give Back Partner

Realtor® Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties


All Shell’s Social: https://linktr.ee/shellseeshell

Let’s Stop Suicide. Mental Health for All. Suicide Prevention. Suicide Support

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Orange County, CA: https://afsp.org/chapter/orange-county

Become a Volunteer https://afsp.org/chapter/orange-county#volunteer

Advocacy https://afsp.org/become-a-suicide-prevention-public-policy-advocate

National Alliance on Mental Health https://nami.org/Support-Education

DiDi Hirsch Mental Health Services (LA & OC) https://didihirsch.org

Connect with the Podcast, Hope Out of the Darkness


Record a Question about mental health or suicide to be answered on an episode of Hope Out of the Darkness.


Want to be a guest, or have an idea for a discussion you want to hear? Shellpavlis.afsp@gmail.com

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