Suicide Prevention (Saving Lifes)

By: Trinity Klingeman

How Suicide is Preventable

~Most suicidal people desperately want to live, they are just unable to see other options to their problems.


~There are almost always warning signs, if you see any talk to the person.


~Suicide can be prevented and in almost all cases the person is screaming for help.


~Ask the person about suicide, ask things like: "Do you plan to commit suicide?", "Have you thought about suicide?"

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Warning Signs:

Usually if the person is thinking about suicide they give off some sort of warning sign, they can be both verbal and physical.


Verbal:

"I want to die."

"I don't want to live anymore."

"I wish I was 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?"



Physical/Mental:

~Depression and hopelessness.

~Lack of energy and zest for life.

~Withdrawal from family, friends, and social activities.

~Drop in grades, trouble concentrating, or a poor student's new concern about grades.

~Giving away possessions.

~Extreme sensitivity to what others say and do.

~Increased risk-taking

~Personality changes such as apathy or moodiness.

~A sudden upbeat mood

~Neglect of or dramatic change in appearance.

~Rebellious behavior or running away.

~Irrational or bizarre behavior.

~Drug and Alcohol use.

~Violent actions.

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Where To Go To Get Help

There is many ways to get help for someone with depression; some you can talk to in person, some over the phone.


National Suicide Prevention Hotline:

1-800-273-8255


Prevent Suicide Wisconsin:

www.preventsuicidewi.org


People you can talk to:

~Adults

~Doctor

~(if teenager) Teacher

~Nurse