Health Class-Taylor Costello
Suicide Warning Signs
People that are suicidal or are thinking about attempting suicide can give "Warning signs". Some are more obvious then others. There are warnings called verbal warnings and warnings that are called non-verbal warnings.
-"There is no point in living anymore."
-"I'm tired of life."
-"What is the point in going on?"
-"I'm going to end it all."
-"I'm going to attempt suicide."
-Purchasing of gun(s)
-Stocking up on pills
-Giving away of most prized possessions
-Sudden intrest or disintrest in church or religion
-Failure to speek to family/friends
These people are silently crying out for help.
Suicide is Preventable
A suicidal person may not ask for help, but that doesn't mean they do no what it.
-Make sure they know you are there to listen and to talk to.
- Most suicidal people don't want to die they just what to stop hurting, so inorder to prevent their death be aware that they are only thinking about dying because they are in pain.
-Reasure them that the pain will end and you are there to help them get through it.
- You don't have to be friends with someone in order to prevent their death. Take the time to say hello or start a conversation with them.
-Talk directly to them about the problem and show empathy
There are suicide prevention hotlines that are open 24/7 for anyone seeking help.
Hold on, pain ends.
You should never feel alone. Find someone that doesn't make you feel lonely.