Suicide Awareness and Prevention (PowerPoint) by mifei

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									SUICIDE AWARENESS
        AND
    PREVENTION
    FACTS ABOUT SUICIDE
 Eighth Leading Cause of Death in the United States
 Third Leading Cause of Death for People Under 25
  Years of Age
 The Suicide Number for Young Adults Is Higher
  Then the Number for All Other Age Groups
  Combined
 The Fastest Growing Rate: White Males Over 65
 Highest Military Rate: After Breakups Basic
  Trainees and Year Before/After Retirement
   FACTS ABOUT SUICIDE
 2/3 Of All Who Attempt Suicide Are Under
 the Age of 30
 1/3 Of All Suicide Victims Are Under Age
 30
 1/2 Of All People Over 40 Who Attempt
 Suicide Are Successful in Their Attempt
      FACTS ABOUT SUICIDE
 Men Commit Suicide 3 Times More Frequently
  Than Women, Although Women Make Attempts
  3 Times More Often Than Men
 Single or Divorced Individuals Over the Age of
  35 Are 4 Times More Likely to Commit Suicide
  Than Their Significant Other
 The Majority of People Who Attempt Suicide
  Are Not Mentally Ill, but They Are Upset or
  Depressed
SUICIDE CANDIDATE

A PERSON WHO DISPLAYS
 DEPRESSED BEHAVIOR
    AND GIVES MILD
 SUICIDAL THREATS OR
      GESTURES
 SUICIDE GESTURE


 AN ACT WHICH, THROUGH
SYMBOLIZING A WISH TO DIE,
   DOES NOT SERIOUSLY
   ENDANGER A PERSON
  SUICIDE ATTEMPT

    A LIFE THREATENING
ATTEMPT WHICH WOULD HAVE
  TAKEN THE PERSON’S LIFE
     EXCEPT FOR SOME
   INTERVENTION FACTOR
       SUICIDE


THE ACT OR AN INSTANCE OF
 TAKING ONE’S OWN LIFE
    VOLUNTARILY AND
     INTENTIONALLY
    PRIMARY SIGNS OF
       DEPRESSION

FEELINGS OF:
         HOPELESSNESS
         HELPLESSNESS
         WORTHLESSNESS
         ANGER AND FRUSTRATION
  SIGNS OF DEPRESSION
 Change in Appetite - Gain or Loss
 Sleep Problems - Sleep More or Less
 Loss of Energy
 Poor Concentration
 Mood Swings - Short Temper
   COMMON PROBLEMS
 Break up of a Relationship - Army 80%
 Real or Perceived Failure at Job or School
 Loss of Professional or Financial Status -
  UCMJ Action - Divorce
 Isolation From Family Support System -
  TDY - Unaccompanied Tour
 Drug and/or Alcohol Abuse
SUBSTANCE ABUSE, EITHER
     BY DECREASING
INHIBITIONS OR IMPAIRING
 JUDGMENT, MAY TURN AN
     AMBIVALENTLY
CONCEIVED GESTURE INTO
    A COMPLETED ACT
 FABLES ABOUT SUICIDE
 people who talk about committing suicide
  do not do so
 suicide happens without warning - 80%
  give warning
 suicidal people are fully intent on dying
 once a person is suicidal, he or she is
  suicidal forever
 improvement following “suicidal crisis”
  means that the suicidal risk is over
    FABLES CONTINUED
 Suicide Strikes More Often Among the
  Rich or the Poor
 Suicide “Runs in the Family”
 All Suicidal Victims Are Mentally Ill
 Suicide Happens Around Holiday -
  FACTS: March Is the Highest for the
  Nation - January and June Are the
  Highest for the Army
 SUICIDE IS PREVENTED BY
ALTERING CONDITIONS AND
      TREATING THE
  UNDERLYING PROBLEMS
   WHICH PRODUCE THE
   SUICIDAL THOUGHTS
SIGNS OF SUICIDE RISK
previous suicide attempts or
 gestures
loss of friend or family member -
 PCS move or extended TDY
involvement with drugs or alcohol
IMMEDIATE DANGER SIGNALS

Talking About Suicide
Giving Away Possessions
Making a Will - UCMJ Actions
 Pending
Buying a Gun
Mixing Drugs and Alcohol
WHEN THERE IS A SPECIFIC
AVAILABILITY AND LETHALITY OF
MEANS, A DEFINITE, LETHAL PLAN
AND THE PERSON IS HIGHLY
AGITATED, THE DANGER IS
IMMEDIATE AND IMMEDIATE
INTERVENTION IS CALLED FOR!
EVALUATING A SUICIDE
   Means
   Previous Attempt
   Family History
   Lack of Roots - PCS - TDY
   Withdrawn
   Confusion
   A Vague Illness
   Retirement
   Legal Problems
EVALUATING A SUICIDE

  Fear of the Future
  Financial Reversal
  Rationalization
  Negative Protesting
  A Feeling of Failure
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