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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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