By Sydney Kuczenski
Facts about suicide
-Between 1952 and 1995 the suicide rate tripled
-Over half of suicides are committed with a firearm
-For ages 15-24 old suicide is the second leading cause of death
-Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America
If you see someone with these signs tell a trusted adult!
-Talking about death
-Talking about feelings of hopelessness
-Sleeping too little or too much
-Extreme mood swings
-Loss of interest in things
Suggestions for coping with suicidal thoughts
-Tell a friend or family member
-Avoid drugs or alcohol
-Get outside and exercise. It is proven to help positive thoughts.