Having Trouble Coping?After a traumatic event, problems may come and go. It's important to know when to ask for help. Please come into see me if you or someone you know is experiencing any of the following problems, especially if a problem is making it hard to get through the day or is getting worse.
Warning Signs of Suicide RiskConventional wisdom and experience tell us that there are signs to look for in someone undergoing a crisis that can help us evaluate the person's risk for dying by suicide. Having a solid set of warning signs raises awareness and helps to prevent potential deaths.
- Eating or sleeping too much or too little
- Pulling away from people and things
- Having low or no energy
- Feeling numb or like nothing matters
- Having unexplained aches and pains
- Feeling helpless or hopeless
- Smoking, drinking, or using drugs
- Feeling unusually confused or forgetful; on edge, angry, or upset; or worried and scared
- Fighting with family and friends
- Unable to get rid of troubling thoughts and memories
- Thinking of huring yourself or someone else
- Unable to perform daily tasks , like getting to school, unable to concentrate
- With Help Comes Hope
A suicide warning sign is a detectable observation that is associated with heightened risk for suicide. Follow the acronym :IS PATH WARM?IdeationSubstance AbusePurposelessnessAnxietyTrappedHopelessnessWithdrawalAngerRecklessnessMood Changes? You must askTHE 3 B'sBE AWARE: Be aware and understand the problem of youth suicide. It is the 3rd leading cause of death for ages 10-24. Suicide is preventable!BE ABLE: Be able to identify signs of concern in a friend who may be struggling.BE PREPARED: You should never be afraid to talk to someone who may be depressed or at-risk. At the very least, they will know there is someone who cares for them.Rascal Flatts and The Jason Foundation are working together to prevent youth suicide. Learn How YOU can B1 for a Friend. Take the B1 Pledge! www.rascalflattsB1.com