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1 Suicide Prevention

2 2 Action: React to signs of suicide Conditions: Given a classroom environment and the following instruction Standards: Recognize and understand depression, its warning signs and risk factors involved Terminal Learning Objective

3 3 Intense Feelings Loneliness Worthlessness Hopelessness Helplessness Guilt

4 4 Definition of Depression Depression is defined as: A psychological disorder marked by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, and feelings of dejection.

5 5 Sadness and/or fear. Daily activities. Appetite. Sleep patterns. Signs of Depression

6 6 Signs of Depression Cont. Guilt, helplessness, hopelessness, worthlessness, isolation/loneliness and/or anxiety. Concentration. Recurrent thoughts of death. Feelings of fear or abandonment.

7 7 Related Factors of Depression Imbalance of brain chemical called neurotransmitters. Negative thinking patterns. Family history of depression. Difficult life events. Frequent and excessive alcohol consumption.

8 8 Warning Signs When should help be secured for the soldier

9 9 What are the risk factors associated with suicidal behavior Risk Factors

10 10 If Your Buddy is in Pain Help Your Buddy! Buddy System You are a Warrior and a member of a team, You will never leave a fallen comrade!

11 11 Intervention

12 12 Local Resources Battle Buddy Recruit Sustainment Program –RSP Cadre –RSP First Sergeant Recruiter Unit Chaplain Nearest Emergency Room Mental Health Clinic

13 13 Action: React to signs of suicide Conditions: Given a classroom environment and the following instruction Standards: Recognize and understand depression, its warning signs and risk factors involved Suicide Prevention


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