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MENTAL HEALTH: SUICIDE LESSON 1 8th Grade 1. 2 Definition: the act of intentionally taking one’s life Why is suicide an uncomfortable topic? What are.

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1 MENTAL HEALTH: SUICIDE LESSON 1 8th Grade 1

2 2 Definition: the act of intentionally taking one’s life Why is suicide an uncomfortable topic? What are some myths or facts about suicide? Words that warn: “I wish I were dead.” “I just want to go to sleep & never wake up.” “I won’t be a problem for you much longer.” “I can’t take it anymore.” “This pain will be over soon.” “Nothing matters.” SUICIDE Click on Icon

3 8th Grade 3 FACTS ABOUT SUICIDE Most people who have attempted and failed are usually grateful to be alive Suicide has many warning signs Use of drugs/alcohol can put people at risk due to impaired judgment Many people who consider suicide only do so for a brief period in their life

4 8th Grade 4 FACTS ABOUT SUICIDE CONTINUED 3 rd leading cause of death for ages 15 – 24 More women attempt suicide and more men commit suicide Click on Image

5 8th Grade 5 WARNING SIGNS FOR SUICIDE: -Feeling hopeless -Withdrawing from family and friends -Neglecting basic needs -Experiencing loss of energy -Taking more risks -Using alcohol and drugs -Giving away personal things For any one person, the greater the number of warning signs, the greater the suicide risk.

6 8th Grade 6 GIVING AND GETTING HELP Take all talk of suicide seriously Tell your friend suicide is not the answer Change negative thoughts into positive ones Don’t keep a secret Click on Image

7 THIS IS THE END OF SUICIDE LESSON 1 STOP HERE 8th Grade 7

8 MENTAL HEALTH: GRIEF MANAGEMENT LESSON 2 8th Grade 8

9 9 THE GRIEVING PROCESS 5 stages of grieving process Denial: gives you a chance to think Anger: normal (anger management) Bargaining: promise to change Depression: short term is normal Acceptance: learn how to live with the loss Grief – express deep sadness because of loss Click on Image

10 8th Grade 10 HELP FOR DEALING WITH LOSS Helping yourself Get plenty of rest/relaxation but stick to a normal routine Share memories Express your feelings Don’t blame yourself Helping others  Show your support through simple actions  Let the person know you are there for him/her  Tell the person they are strong and will learn to live with the loss Click on Image


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