Suicide.... Standing on the Edge?
By: Cassie Gaethke
There are many other warning signs that are not verbal too: depression, hopelessness, anti social, lower grades, giving away items personal to them, danger actions, be moody, just stop caring about everything including their looks, grades, family, and/or friends, violent, rebellious, or start to drink alcohol and do drugs.
If you know someone who has most of these signs, you can help them.
To the world you are only one person, but to one person you are the world. Suicide ~ A permanent solution to a temporary problem.......
It's not the only choice!
When you think all hope is gone
How can you help?
If you are feeling suicidal, you are not alone and there is help:
- Suicide Prevention Hotline toll-free at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433), 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).
If someone you know is threatening to commit suicide, take it seriously:
- Don't ever leave the person alone, and take away any guns, knives, medicine, or anything else they could use to try to commit suicide, and don't try to handle it alone. Don't keep it a secret, and get help from others.
- Call 911
- Always listen to what the person is saying, and make sure they know you care, understand, and will be there for them. Also, try to find out the plan that they are considering.
- . If you know the person has swallowed poison or drugs, call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. Be prepared with the name of the poison or drug used.
Even one little act of kindness could go a long way. Speak up and reach out. Inspire hope. You could save a life.