Suicide Prevention

According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the third leading cause of death among persons aged 10-14 and the second leading cause of death among persons 15-34.  If you are concerned about yourself or someone else, tell someone.  DON’T keep this a secret! GET HELP! 

Suicide Warning Signs

ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IN CRISIS? 

You are not alone, and help is available. If you are located within the U.S., visit 

suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 

What You Need to Know

  • Suicide is a complicated behavior. It is not caused by a single event such as school stress or bad grades, or an argument, or the breakup of a relationship. 
  • In 90% of suicides there is an underlying, treatable mental illness like Depression, Biploar disorder  or substance abuse.
  • Mental disorders affect the way people feel and prevent them from thinking clearly and rationally. Having a mental disorder is nothing to be ashamed of, and help is available.
  • The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention lists the risk factors for suicide and frequently asked questions.  
  • Tips for PARENTS
Know The Signs Suicide is Preventable

Linked Resources for Individuals and Families

CDC-Suicide Prevention

Fast Facts, Risk and Protective Factors, Prevention Strategies, Resources https://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/suicide/index.html

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

24/7 voice and chat line. 

1-800-273-8255

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

SPRC.org, the home of over 490 web pages and 250 library resources on suicide prevention information. http://www.sprc.org/

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a 501(c)(3) organization, has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives in 2007 — each designed to reduce the loss of life from suicide. http://www.afsp.org/preventing-suicide

American Association of Suicidology

The American Association of Suicidology is an education and resource organization. We do not provide direct services. IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS AND NEED IMMEDIATE HELP, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). http://www.suicidology.org/index.cfm

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