Suicide: A Preventable Death

By: Dana leis

Warning Signs

Non-verbal

  • Depression and hopelessness
  • Lack of energy
  • Drop in grades
  • Giving away possessions
  • Crying

Verbal

  • "I wish I were dead."
  • "I'm going to kill myself."
  • "Nobody needs me."
  • "What's the use?"
  • "Nothing matters, who cares?"
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Where you could go for Help?

Suicide is Preventable

Question - Persuade - Refer (QPR)

  • Ask directly if he or she is thinking about suicide.
  • Focus on your concern for their wellbeing and listen.
  • Reassure them that there is help and they will not feel like this forever.
  • Get help