Suicide Prevention

By Nolan, August and Jeff

Resources in the Community

-Trusted adults in the Community

-Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

-Support Groups

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-Suicide is the third leading cause of death in people ages 15-24

-90% of teenage suicide attempts are made in the home between early afternoon and midnight, when parents are more likely to find them

-Less than 15% of teenagers who attempt suicide actually complete the suicide

-Takes the lives of 30,000 Americans every year

Signs and Recognition

-Talking about suicide

-Seeking out lethal weapons

-Focusing on death

-Saying there is no hope for the future

-Unusual thankful or goodbye calls or conversations

-Withdrawing from friends and family

How to Help a Friend

-If a friend tells you they are planning on committing suicide, or acts like it, tell an adult

-Take acts of self harm and talk of suicide very seriously

-Respond quickly to the crisis

-Offer help and support

Places to go for more Information

-Prevention hotline: 1-800-273-8255