Is the act of intentionally taking one’s own life

• Statements such as: ‘I wish I were dead.” or “I cant take it anymore.” • Dramatic changes in personality, hygiene, or appearance • Giving away personal belongings • Complaints about physical symptoms such as: stomach aches, head aches, and fatigue • Violent actions, rebellious behavior, or running away • Loss of interest in activities that used to be enjoyable • Significant loss or gain in appetite • Difficulty falling asleep or wanting to sleep all day

• Each year suicide claims approximately 30,000 lives in America which makes it responsible for slightly more than 1 percent of deaths in the United States. • Yearly approximately one million people die from suicide, which represents a global mortality rate of 16 people per 100,000

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Ongoing psychiatric treatment Psychotherapy or behavior therapy Seek help from family members or friends Address the source of your depress cause Antidepressants, antipsychotic medications, anti-anxiety medications and other medications for mental illness can help reduce symptoms, which can help you feel less suicidal.

Fun Facts
• In 1996, more teenagers and young adults died of suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia and influenza, and chronic lung disease all together • There’s one death from suicide every 40 seconds worldly

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