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Suicide Prevention

Warning Signs: Know them before it's too late.

  • Accident prone
  • Making final plans
  • Giving away possessions
  • Substance abuse
  • Low self-image
  • Music with sad themes
  • Withdrawing
  • Running away from home
  • Hostility/hyperactivity
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Decline in school performances
  • Sudden mood changes
  • Talking about death or suicide
  • Self-injurious behavior (cutting or burning themselves)
  • Writing or art work centering on sad themes or death

Adults

Death by suicide among the U.S. adult population is approximately 12%; 16% for adults 65 years and older. Depression is the most common condition associated with adult suicide attempts. People who try to commit suicide are often trying to get away from a life situation that seems impossible to deal with such as a serious physical illness, unemployment or death of a loved one.

Take suicide thoughts seriously and provide a good way to release tension, know of your coping skills and support them, depression may be masked in other behaviors

Warning Signs: Know them before it's too late.

  • Thoughts or plan for harming self
  • Increased use of alcohol/drugs
  • Isolating self from family/friends
  • Increased anger
  • Recent loss - job, health
  • Difficulty sleeping/concentrating

No matter what you choose, just be sure to GET HELP.