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Transcript of Suicide

Suicide Every 13.7 minutes, someone in the .U.S. commits suicide. For every suicide, there are twenty more attempts. Nearly 60% of all suicides are committed with a firearm. In the year 2000, approximately one million people committed suicide. At least 100,000 of those suicides were committed by adolescents. During the year 2000, there were more female adolescents contemplating suicide than adolescent males. Even though, males are more likely to commit suicide than females. The most common age to commit, or attempt, suicide is between the ages of 40 to 49 It hurts to lose someone you love. It kills me inside to know that he left The most common way for someone to kill themselves is with a firearm. The second most common way is by poison and overdose. Common Signs of Escalating Suicidal Thoughts In the year 1996, more adolescents and young adults died on suicide than... In the year 1996, more teenagers and young adults died of suicide than... Cancer AIDS Heart Disease Birth Defects Pneumonia and Influenza Chronic Lung Disease COMBINED Loss of interest in activities that used to be enjoyable
Feelings of worthlessness or guilt Big change in appetite
Wanting to sleep all day Hard to fall asleep and stay asleep
Loss of energy Withdrawal from family and friends
Sadness, irritability, or indifference Neglect of personal appearance or hygiene
Extreme Personality Change Drug or alcohol use or abuse
Aggressive, destructive, or defiant behavior Poor school performance
Having trouble concentrating
Hallucinations or unusual beliefs Preventing Suicide 75% of all suicide victims gave off initial warning signs before committing suicide. Suicide can be prevented. Look for the warning signs Talk to the person contemplating suicide openly and frequently Hide all items that could be used to harm themselves Do not leave them alone Other Warning Signs Threatening to kill themselves Talking about death, more often than usual Acting reckless Creating plans to kill oneself Take what they are saying seriously If it gets really serious, then contact a mental facility as soon as possible If unavailable, then contact the
at: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) National Suicide Prevention Hotline If you are thinking about suicide, Then please think again. Suicide is giving up on life You have a purpose, and people that love you. Don't give up. Fight. It may look bad now, but... It gets better.
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