Suicide

Suicide, or ending one's life, has drastic effects on the families and friends of victims, as well as survivors of attempts. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 10-24 in today's society. Suicide does not discriminate; it effects all ages, race, and genders. This page is dedicated to helping those who are suffering by providing information and support.

Prevention

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Signs and Symptoms

  • Withdrawal from family and friends

  • Referring to themselves as a burden

  • Talking or thinking about death often

  • Giving away important possessions

  • Changing eating and sleeping habits

  • Anxious or agitated 

  • Saying goodbye to family and friends

There are many more signs and some that apply to individuals, some that don't. If you or someone you know is experiencing these signs, please contact

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Talk Saves Lives: Intro to Suicide Prevention

Youth: Lifeline

How to Help Someone Who Is Suicidal

Postvention

Postvention refers to the response for not only the death by suicide that has occurred, but how to also prevent future deaths from happening by identifying the emotional and mental health needs of those effected.  

Suicide prevention involves three parts: prevention, intervention, and postvention. However, postvention is seldom communicated. Below, you fill find resources to further knowledge in the postvention topic.

Postvention as Prevention: Ken Norton

After A Suicide

Postvention: A Guide for Response to Suicide on College Campuses

Additional Resources

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