What is so great about

SUICIDE?

What is suicide?

Noun:


the action of killing oneself intentionally.

"he committed suicide at the age of forty"

synonyms:self-destruction, taking one's own life, killing oneself, self-murder


Verb:


intentionally kill oneself.

"he leaves the service and then suicides"

Suicide is a PERMANENT solution for a TEMPORARY problem.

Prevent it!

Call 1-800-SUICIDE If you, or someone else, experiences:

-thoughts of death

-trouble eating or sleeping

-withdraw from family or friends

-lack of interest

-giving away prized possessions

-previous suicide attempts

-drug or alcohol abuse

-feeling hopeless or useless

-taking unnecessary risks

-sudden mood swings

-decrease in school or work performance

-boredom, indifference

What to do:

-Take all suicide threats seriously

-Get professional help

-Ask question openly

EX: "Do you have a plan?" "Will you talk with someone who will help?"

-Provide them your care

What to NOT do:

-keep it a secret

-sidestep the issue or treat it lightly

-leave the person alone

-offer simple solutions

-offer or suggest drugs and alcohol

-be a therapist (professional help is better)

SUICIDE IS NOT THE ANSWER

If you or someone else is suicidal, get help.

Call 1-800-SUICIDE

Call safe2tell

Talk to a counselor

Talk to a person you look up too or they look up too

DON'T KEEP IT SECRET!!

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