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Suicide Prevention

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If you suspect it…

Talk about it!

There is a falsehood that talking about suicide will only plant a seed for someone to do it... the opposite is true. Talking about suicide opens a door for communication and help!

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Someone may be contemplating suicide if…

Possible Indicators

  • A drop in grades
  • A lack of interest in usual activities
  • A lack of motivation - decreased general activity
  • Sleeping all the time
  • Giving away possessions
  • Talking about suicide
  • Making arrangements - getting affairs in order

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Possible Indicators

Continued

  • Sudden and unusual euphoria
  • Drug or alcohol abuse/use
  • Mental illness
  • Eating disorder
  • Previous attempts family history of suicide
  • Taking unnecessary risks or self-destructive behavior

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Don’t be afraid;

Ask the hard questions

If you see or know someone with these behaviors, ask them if they need help or are contemplating suicide; help them contact with one of the following resources.

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There is always help.

Resources:

  • Teachers
  • Counselors
  • Parents
  • Ecclesiastical figures
  • 911
  • The suicide hotline: 800.273.8255

Contact us at 435.283.7136