Friday, April 22, 2016

S = Suicide Prevention

Suicide touched my life when I was 13. I am forever changed by it.

Suicide is the 4th cause of adolescent deaths in the US.

Some of the warning signs are:

  • Talking about wanting to die.
  • Feeling hopeless or having no reason to live. 
  • Feeling trapped or in unbearable pain. 
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs. 
  • Acting anxious or agitated.

  • Sleeping too little or too much.
  • Eating too much or too little.
  • Withdrawn or feeling isolated.
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.
  • Preoccupation with death.
  • Loss of interest in things one cares about.
  • Visiting or calling people to say goodbye.
  • Making arrangements; setting one's affairs in order.
  • Giving things away, such as prized possessions.

If you or someone you love has these symptoms/ signs, reach out for help: or call 800-273-8255 

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