Presentation on theme: "Do Now: Suicide is the 2 nd leading cause of death for your age group. (traffic accidents are 1 st and poisoning is 3rd) List 5 things you think contribute."— Presentation transcript:
Do Now: Suicide is the 2 nd leading cause of death for your age group. (traffic accidents are 1 st and poisoning is 3rd) List 5 things you think contribute to teen suicide. http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/usa-cause-of-death-by-age-and-gender
Objective: Identify signs someone may exhibit if they are contemplating suicide Create a support circle for themselves to identify people who support them
Suicide Suicide Death caused by self-directed injurious behavior with any intent to die as a result of the behavior. Suicide attempt A non-fatal self-directed potentially injurious behavior with any intent to die as a result of the behavior. A suicide attempt may or may not result in injury. Suicidal ideation Thinking about, considering, or planning for suicide. www.cdc.gov
Preventing Suicide WARNING SIGNS! – Making statements like, “ You would be better off without me.” – Talking about suicide – Having a close friend or relative that committed suicide. – Giving away prized possessions – Taking risks. – Personality Change – Running away from home – Having no interest in future plans – Attempting suicide in the past
Preventing Suicide Recognizing Denial – Some people have trouble admitting that they have a problem. – The longer a problem exists the worse it usually becomes! – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZhVuZHD8po &feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZhVuZHD8po &feature=related
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) A 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. The call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 140 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.