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imagesSeptember 8-14 is National Suicide Prevention Week.

The American Association of Suicidology’s Consensus Warning Signs:

Are you or someone you love at risk of suicide? Get the facts and take action. Call 911 or seek immediate help from a mental health provider when you hear, say or see any one of these behaviors:

* Someone threatening to hurt or kill themselves.

* Someone looking for ways to kill themselves: seeking access to pills, weapons or other means.

* Someone talking or writing about death, dying or suicide.

Seek help by contacting a health health professional or by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for a referral should you witness, hear or see anyone exhibiting any one or more of these behaviors:

* Hopelessness

* Rage, anger, seeking revenge

* Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities, seemingly without thinking

* Feeling trapped – like there’s no way out

* Increasing alcohol or drug use

* Withdrawing from friends, family or society

* Anxiety, agitation, unable to sleep, or sleeping all the time

* Dramatic changes in moodverbage

* No reason for living; no sense of purpose in life.

RESOURCES INCLUDE:

Carson J Spencer Foundation – http://www.carsonjspencer.org

American Association of Suicidology — http://www.suicidology.org

Working Minds — http://www.workingminds.org

 

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