If you or someone you know is in crisis,
we urge you to seek help now.
Suicide is NOT the answer.
Crisis Text Line WYO to 741 741
call 1-800-273-8255 or online chat option available https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
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Letter to the editor in The Sheridan Press. Located in Sheridan Wyoming: http://thesheridanpress.com/?p=15067
When You Fear Someone May Take Their Life
Most suicidal individuals give some warning of their intentions. The most effective way to prevent a friend or loved one from taking his or her life is to recognize the factors that put people at risk for suicide, take warning signs seriously and know how to respond.Know the Facts
More than 90 percent of people who kill themselves are suffering from one or more psychiatric disorders, in particular:
Depression and the other mental disorders that may lead to suicide are - in most cases - both recognizable and treatable. Remember, depression can be lethal.
The core symptoms of major depression are a "down" or depressed mood most of the day or a loss of interest or pleasure in activities that were previously enjoyed for at least two weeks, as well as:
PAST SUICIDE ATTEMPTS
Between 25 and 50 percent of people who kill themselves had previously attempted suicide. Those who have made suicide attempts are at higher risk for actually taking their own lives.
Availability of means
The signs that most directly warn of suicide include:
Other warning signs include expressions or other indications of certain intense feelings. In addition to depression, these warning signs include:
Certain behaviors can also serve as warning signs, particularly when they are not characteristic of the person's normal behavior. These include:
From the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
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Teens and young adults who suffer from mental illness can feel hopeless and alone. Many don’t know what’s wrong with them but feel like it’s their fault. Those who understand what is happening fear they can’t be helped. Because of the stigma attached to mental illness, it’s often hard for those suffering and their families and friends to talk about what they’re going through. But help is available, and it works.
This, and more incredible advice from those who have attempted.
Listed below are other online resources:
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Helpguide’s mission is to help you understand, prevent, and resolve many of life’s challenges. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and support you need to take charge of your life and make healthy choices.
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