Suicide is the act of intentionally causing the persons own death. Some deaths are planned and others can be impulsive.
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The only way to identify suicide is when a person has died and no evidence of murder
Some of the warning signs include excessive moodiness, hopelessness, sleep issues, sudden calmness, drastic changes in personality, self harm behavior, communication of plans of suicide, and withdraw from friends and family,
Anyone can be a suicide risk, but people more likely to commit suicide are
1) Older people who have just lost a spouse
2) People who have attempted suicide in the past
3) If suicide runs in the family
4) Someone who has gone through a traumatic event
5) Someone with a very traumatic job (such as a police officer)
6) Someone with substance abuse problems
Someone who has just been through a suicide attempt needs support from everyone around them. Ways you can help them is by listening to their story and try to understand why they tried instead of blowing up on them. Another good idea to support them is to get rid of anything in the house that could be used for self harm.
If someone is currently having thoughts of suicide or attempting the most important thing is to never leave them alone and stay calm. Call 911 right away or safely drive them to the emergency room yourself. Once you're at the hospital, let a trained professional take care of them, they might need to be hospitalized after the crises has subsided.
Hospitalization is the most common treatment of someone who has attempted suicide
The only way to prevent suicide is taking away the things someone could potentially use to harm themselves. Therapy does not always work which is a common myth. You can help prevent suicide of others by reporting someone close to you that tells you they're having suicidal thoughts or tendencies
You should avoid suicide because you are important. Ending your life for any reason will never fix the problem, as horrible as it sounds, committing suicide creates more problems. Everyone is important to society and to friends and family
Things that can help prevent suicide are types of therapy, prescribed medication, coping skills, and a good group of people that the suicidal person can talk to about how they're feeling. Coping skills for someone who is feeling suicidal can be things that distract them like writing or exercising. Usually avoid social media because it can trigger bad moods or make the situation worse
Certain conditions that can drive someone to consider suicide can be
1) Mental health disorders, specifically depression, bipolar disorder, addiction, and multiple personality disorder
2) Realizing they're apart of the LGBT community and not being accepted
3) Someone who is being bullied
With teens being so young, being susceptible to suicide is greater than in adults. Teens are influenced by social media and some of the memes promoting suicide.
When teens commit suicide since they are so young often times they don't understand the full effect of what they're doing. If a loved one commits suicide, it could potentially create a domino effect of suicide.
Why I chose suicide
When I was in the 8th grade, I had a lot of mental health issues and I ended up attempting suicide. This is a very personal topic for me that I know a lot about, I experienced many of the treatments and many of the risk factors applied to me. I was in a mental hospital for a little less than a month and I was the youngest person in my unit. I have many interesting and educational stories from my experience. Overall, the mental hospital was the best treatment option for me and it really helped me get over and cope with some of the things I was going through. If anyone has any questions about my experience, even outside of this class, please feel free to ask me about it. I'm very open with my experiences there and I always hope my experiences help someone if they're feeling the same way I felt.
This is Bruce the therapy dog that came in every Friday and Monday