Suicide Help

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Warning Signs of Suicide

  • talking about wanting to die
  • feelings of hopelessness
  • increase of alcohol and drugs
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Suicide Facts and Statistics

  • nearly 40,000 Americans commit suicide each year
  • between 1952 and 1995, suicide in young adults nearly tripled
  • 15% of people who are clinically depressed commit suicide
  • 1 in 65,000 kids, 10 to 14, commit suicide

Help with Suicide

  1. Promise not to do anything
  2. No drugs and alcohol
  3. Make your home safe
  4. Take hope
  5. Don't keep suicidal thoughts/feelings to yourself

Treatment Options

  • clozapine, medication
  • therapy
  • antidepressants
  • cognitive behavior therapy for suicide attempts
  • dialectical behavioral therapy for patients with borderline personality disorder