Suicide Prevention

SUICIDE AWARENESS


WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE THOUGHTS OF HURTING MYSELF?

-Talk with a trusted adult: parent/aunt or uncle/grandparent/a family friend/ a teacher/school nurse or counselor/doctor/pastor

-Go to the Emergency Room

-Call 911

-Call your doctor’s office and tell them you need to see someone immediately



WHAT IF A FRIEND TALKS ABOUT COMMITING SUICIDE?

              -Tell an adult immediately

              -Call 911



              WHERE CAN I GO FOR HELP?

              -Your doctor or nurse practitioner: ACMC: 843-2030

              -Emergency Room: SCBH: 843-4232 (24 hours)

              -School Counselors: Jason Strand/Jackie Hickey

              -A teacher

              -Building Principal

              -School Nurse

              -Law Enforcement (call 911)

              -Social Services 843-3160

              -Pastor

              -Woodland Centers: 800-992-1716 (24 hours)

              -National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (24 hours)

 

              WARNING SIGNS

              -Appearing sad and depressed -Writing a will

              -Talking or writing about suicide -Behaving recklessly/impulsively

              -Withdrawing from friends/family -Giving away possessions

              -Loss of interest in most activities -Previous suicide attempts

              -Feeling helpless/hopeless -Angry and rageful behavior

              -Poor school performance -Mood fluctuations

              -Abusing drugs or alcohol -Changes in sleep patterns

              -Changes in appetite or weight (gain or loss)

 


SUICIDE IS A PERMANENT RESPONSE

TO TEMPORARY PROBLEMS

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