Stop Suicide

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Warning Signs: Verbal

  • "I want to die."
  • "I don't want to live anymore."
  • "I wish I were dead."
  • "I won't have to put up with this much longer."
  • "I just want to go to sleep and never wake up."
  • "Nothing matters, who cares."
  • "What's the use?"
  • "I just want to kill myself."
  • "I'm pointless and a failure."

Warning Signs: Non-Verbal

  • Depression and hopelessness
  • Lack of energy and zest for life
  • Withdrawal from family, friends, and social activities
  • Drop in grades or a poor student's new concern about grades
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Personality change
  • Neglect of dramatic change or appearance
  • Increased risk-taking
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Looking for Help?

Places To Go:
  • School Nurse
  • A stable coach or teacher
  • A parent
  • A trusty friend
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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How to Help:

Suicide can be prevented, and in almost all cases, the person is SCREAMING for help!
  • Don't be afraid to approach victims.
  • Show that you care!
  • Get them professional help ASAP.
  • Talk directly to them; show empathy and compassion.
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How Suicide is Preventable:

  • Educate yourself: Learn the warning signs and possible behaviors.
  • Reach out to others: Let every person know that you're there for them.
  • Let others know: Inform your friends and family about suicide.
  • Show that you care: Most of the time, victims need someone; be there for them.
  • Have a safe environment: Lock up firearms in your household and any dangerous objects.