Suicide Prevention Day

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Today is World Suicide Prevention Day! 

Suicide risk factors are characteristics or conditions that increase the chance that a person may try to take his or her life. Some risk factors include mental illness, family history of suicide, substance abuse, and chronic health conditions. Often times, risk factors mix with environmental factors (such as loss, divorce, harassment or bullying) and cause suicidal thoughts and/or impulses. 

Seek professional help immediately if someone you know talks about things such as:
– Being a burden to others
– Feeling trapped
– Experiencing unbearable pain
– Having no reason to live
– Killing themselves

Some common warning behaviors include:
– Increased use of alcohol or drugs
– Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online for materials or means
– Acting recklessly or displaying aggressive behavior
– Withdrawing from activities
– Isolating from family and friends
– Sleeping too much or too little
– Visiting or calling people to say goodbye
– Giving away prized possessions

 (Content: Afsp.org Image: tattoo-journal.com) 

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