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Our community is concerned about youth suicide.
If you think someone is at risk of suicide, ask for help. If someone is harming him/herself right now, call 911.
Talking about or making plans for suicide
Expressing hopelessness about the future
Displaying severe/overwhelming emotional pain or distress
Showing worrisome behavior, particularly in the presence of the warning signs above. Specifically, this includes significant:
withdrawal from or change in social connections or situations
changes in sleep (increased or decreased)
anger or hostility that seems out of character or out of context
recent increased agitation or irritability
(These warning signs apply to youth; warning signs that an adult (age 25+) is at risk are here.)
Show, Ask, Get help (SAG)
Show you care. Take any threat or talk about suicide seriously. Start by telling the person you are concerned.
I am worried about you because _____________. I want to help.
Ask the question. Don't be afraid to ask if he or she is thinking about suicide or has a plan or method in mind.
Are you thinking about suicide?
Get help. Resist the temptation to "argue them out it." Instead, seek professional help and do not leave them alone.
You are not alone. Let me help you find help.
Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention advances innovative approaches to suicide prevention through policy change, professional training, campus- and school-based interventions, media outreach, and support for persons affected by suicide.