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Transcript of SUICIDE
10.07 per 100,000 people 60 % increase 20 failed attempts to 1 successful > Drowning Hanging Drug Overdose Bleeding Jumping from Heights Suffocation Shotgun to Head 1984 - 2005 from 0.46 to 7 out of every 200,000 men from 0.24 to 2 for every 200,000 women 24 yrs old and below Married women depriving of oxygen inducing massive blood loss to reduce the volume and pressure of the blood to below critical levels act of jumping from high altitudes use of ligature to form a noose around the throat with the opposite end secured to some fixture subject strangles or suffers a broken neck submersion in and inhalation of water Untreated depression Mental Illness Schizophrenia Borderline Personality Disorder Bipolar Disorder Anorexia Nervosa Depression Genetics Lifestyle Life History Shame, Guilt, Burden Victim feeling, helpless, and hopelessness Rejection, loss, and loneliness Financial/ Employment Childhood Experiences Physical Impairment or Emotional Trauma Previous Suicide Attempts Communication Talking about being a burden to others. Threats to hurt or kill themselves Talk or write about death or suicide Complain about feelings of hopelessness Saying things that questions life Talking about feeling trapped Talking about rage and getting revenge Behavior Actively look for ways to kill themselves Sudden mood swings Withdrawn from friends and family Abuse of alcohol and drugs Change of lifestyle- eating/ sleeping Lose interest in most things Putting their affairs in order Trouble with concentration Signs of Clinical Depression School gatekeeper training General suicide education Peer support programs Crisis centers and hotlines Restriction of access to lethal means What Not To Do! What to do after a failed attempt? 10% Go slow Take all prescribed
medicines Keep a safe house Know how to get help "How could you do this to me?" Be Alert for Suicide Warning Signs Prevent a Suicide Attempt What Can You Do if You Are Feeling Suicidal? take action talk with the person directly Listen attentively without judgement You are not alone Draw on the support of family and friends Talk to your family doctor Ignore it and hope
things just get better Tell everyone this is a family business and keep it a shameful secret "What on earth were you thinking?" 80% Myth:
People who are suicidal definitely want to die. Trivia:
The country with the highest suicide rates is _________. Myth:
Suicide always occurs without any warning signs. Myth:
People who attempt suicide and survive will not attempt suicide again.