With Suicide attempts continue to grow higher and higher and the people who are attempting age range going lower and lower, I think its more important now than ever to learn the signs, watch for the signs, and call for help if you find one of your friends or family member becomes suicidal.
Warning Signs of Suicide
If someone you know is showing one or more of the following behaviors, he or she may be thinking about suicide. Don’t ignore these warning signs.
Get help immediately.
Who To Call
If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255).
Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you think someone is in immediate danger, do not leave him or her alone—stay there and call 911. Suicide is the second leading cause for death among teens and young adults.
112 people die a day from suicide and of that number 94 of those deaths belong to people aged 15 to 24. No, its not easy to talk about but know the signs and symptoms so you are able to save a life if it comes down to it. I know that in big picture 112 deaths may not seem like a lot but, that is 112 deaths that can be prevented.
Take a STAND and SPEAK UP before its to late.
Important Dates In 2017
Children's Mental Health Awareness Week - May 7th through May 13th
Mental Health Awareness Month - May 1st through May 31st
World Suicide Prevention Week - September 10th through September 16th
World Suicide Prevention Day - September 10th
World Mental Health Day - October 10th