Suicide Prevention by k27T31

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									SUICIDE PREVENTION
  ENABLING OBJECTIVES
• Define Suicide
• Discuss Suicide’s most common causes
• List the common Suicide risk
  factors and common Suicide warnings
• Identify individual’s role in suicide
  prevention and helping resources
           Suicide Prevention
• Suicide is self-induced death, intentionally caused!
   – Suicide Attempt is an intentional act, causing
     physical self harm, where death would have
     occurred had there been no intervention
   – Suicide gesture is an intentional act, causing or
     intending to cause physical self-harm in a way
     normally associated with suicide, but which would
     not have caused death, even without intervention.
   – Suicide ideation is a statement or pattern of
     statements, words, or behaviors which reveal a
     preoccupation with the idea of self-induced death.
           Suicide Prevention
             Suicide Causes/Facts

•   Relationships and/or family problems
•   Depression
•   Job
•   Poor Self-esteem
•   Stress
•   Health
•   Finances
•   Loss of Hope
        Suicide Risk Factors
• Problems with family, relationships,
  depression, job, Navy and/or finances
• Made previous attempts
• A family history of suicide
• Experienced a recent suicide of friend or
  relative
• Threaten suicide
• Possession of a weapon
• Specific, well thought out plans
    Potential Suicide Warning
               Signs
Verbal statement       Death of friend/relative
Unusual interest in death
Talk about feeling of worthlessness
General decline
Changes: sleep, diet, mood, personality
Preparations
Accident Prone
            Suicide Myths
• Don’t stereotype
• People who threaten suicide don’t commit
  suicide
• People who have been unsuccessful are not
  serious about committing suicide
  Individual’s Role in Suicide
          Prevention
• Remember to:
   WATCH!
   LISTEN!
   REPORT!
   ANY
QUESTIONS?

								
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