Suicide Prevention: Statistics, Warning Signs and Crisis Intervention

Suicide Prevention: Statistics, Warning Signs and Crisis Intervention


Across the globe there anywhere
between 10 and 20 million suicide attempts yearly we have learned that 90% of
those who commit suicide have mental illnesses that were probably
treatable in most cases those illnesses had gone
unrecognized and untreated there can be many different causes and
risk factors for suicide with untreated depression being the
leading one someone who is suicidal could be in so
much physical or emotional pain that they see no other option for
themselves. Some other risk factors for suicide include history of abuse, recent breakup or divorce, lack of
social support, financial distress, gambling problems and
family history of suicide alcoholism or drug abuse is another big
risk factor substance abuse makes any feelings of
helplessness worse and creates additional problems. In
general teens and older adults have a higher
risk of suicide a person who is suicidal may not ask for
help but that doesn’t mean they don’t want it the most important part of preventing
suicide is knowing the warning signs and taking them seriously.Talking openly
about suicidal thoughts is a great place to start and could possibly even save a loved one.
ask important questions like “how long have you been feeling this way?”
and make sure to let your loved one know they are not alone. Remove all
potentially life-threatening items including guns knives, pills and razors. support from
friends and family is vital in treatment. if you or someone
you know is having suicidal thoughts it is imperative to get help immediately.
the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available 24/7 Calling 1 800 273 8255 will connect you
to a trained crisis counselor to learn more about suicide visit the
Information Center at CarrierClinic.org

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