We Can All Help Prevent Suicide

WE CAN ALL HELP PREVENT SUICIDE.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States – the 2nd leading cause of death among people 15-24. Eight out of 10 people thinking about suicide give some sign of their intentions. Here are some of the warning signs to help determine whether a friend or loved one is a risk for suicide, especially if the behavior is new, has increased or is related to a painful loss or change:

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves like searching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling helpless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing their use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious, agitated or behaving recklessly
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.

By starting the conversation with a person in crisis, providing support, and directing help to those who need it - we can help save a life. Counselors at Village Health Partners are here to help with that support. Call us.

Go to www.bethe1to.com to learn 5 steps you can use to help a loved one that may be in crisis.

SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE   1- 800- 273- 8255

HOPE CAN HAPPEN.

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