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					Youth Suicide

WARNING SIGNS
Suicide Threats: If
someone says . . .
  I would be better off dead.
  Nobody would miss me if I were dead.
  My family/friends would be better off if I
   were not here.
Previous suicide attempts

  Four out of five completed suicides are
   NOT the first attempt.
  Physical mutilation is a sign of wanting to
   hurt oneself . . . That can result in
   suicide.
  Even if the attempt seems to be “only for
   attention,” take it as a serious attempt.
Sudden changes in
behavior
  A quiet person becomes very loud and
   obvious.
  A loud person becomes very quiet and
   reserved.
  A gentle person becomes aggressive and
   angers easily.
  An out-going person suddenly becomes
   withdrawn.
  Changes in grades or class attendance.
Depression

  Feeling the “blues” for long periods of
   time.
  Feelings of being alone or of no one
   caring.
  Sleeplessness or wanting to sleep an
   abnormal amount of time.
  Eating disorders – eating too much or not
   enough.
Final arrangements

  Giving away “prized” prized possessions:
      CD collection/I-pod
      Favorite jacket/clothing
      Driver’s license
      Others – jewelry, personal items, etc.
  Actually making funeral plans . . . Sending
   notes to friends, asking them to “take care” of
   something if they are not around anymore.
LIFE

    L – LISTEN
    I – INSIST ON HONESTY
    F – FEELINGS
    E – ENTEND A HELPING HAND
SUICIDE IS FOREVER!

 IT IS A PERMANENT
    SOLUTION TO A
      TEMPORARY
       PROBLEM.
   Pretend you are an
  advice columnist for a
teen magazine. You have
 received a letter from a
      desperate teen
  contemplating hurting
  himself/herself. Write
 your response. Must be
  AT LEAST ONE PAGE!

				
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