Suicide Signs and Prevention

How to See and Prevent Suicide

Signs

Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Depression often leads to the thoughts/attempts to suicide. For some its hard to tell whether or not it is flowing through their mind. Here are some ways to tell.



  • Loss of interest in activities one used to enjoy
  • Decline in school performance, skipping class, or dropping out of activities
  • Isolation
  • Fatigue or lack of energy

5 Warning Signs

  • Frequent thoughts of Death
  • Statements such as "No one cares" of "I wish I were Dead"
  • Insomnia
  • Risk-taking behavior
  • Planning a suicide attempt or a previous attempt

Signs of Self-Injury

  • Cutting
  • Biting
  • Scratching
  • Hitting
  • Pin-Sticking
  • Burning

Help

How to Help

Sometimes the hotlines aren't enough, and they are trying to depend on you. Heres some ways to help.


  • Encourage them to get help
  • Provide assistance in what they need, make them feel like someone is there.
  • Encourage Activity, persist but be gentle.
  • But have realistic expectations of them. Depression is serious and not easy to pull out of.

Resources for Help

Some people just need somebody else to talk to, and that could be the difference between life and death for them. Please, for help, look at these links.


www.afsp.org

www.dbsalliance.org

www.save.org

www.youthcrisisline.org


Or call 800-843-5200

It Gets Better (Suicide Prevention)

Charities

If you wish to help for research towards Depression, go to

www.hopefordrepression.org