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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
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  1. September is suicide awareness month – a time to talk about suicide, reach out to those in need and check in on your own well-being. Together we can make a difference.

    #stopsuicide #bethe1to #seizetheawkward #suicideprevention #mentalhealth




  2. 45,000 people die by suicide every year. You can help.

    #stopsuicide #bethe1to #seizetheawkward #suicideprevention #mentalhealth




  3. Knowing the warning signs of suicide is more important than ever, and can even save lives. Be aware of the people around you and pay attention to their actions and words. If you notice any of the following, encourage the person to reach out for help and remind them that they are not alone.
    • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself
    • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun
    • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
    • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
    • Talking about being a burden to others
    • Giving away prized possessions
    • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
    • Acting anxious, agitated or behaving recklessly
    • Sleeping too little or too much
    • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
    • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
    • Displaying extreme mood swings

    #stopsuicide #bethe1to #seizetheawkward #suicideprevention #mentalhealth



  4. Not sure how to help someone that is showing signs of suicide? Here are a few actions you can take:
    • Ask them if they are thinking about wanting to die or to kill themselves.
    • Listen without judging and show you care.
    • Don’t leave the person alone. Stay with them or make sure they are in a private, secure place with another caring person until you can get further help.
    • Remove any objects that could be used in a suicide attempt.
    • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-275-TALK (8255) and follow their guidance.
    • If danger for self-harm seems imminent, call 911.

    You can bring hope. You may even save a life.

    #stopsuicide #bethe1to #seizetheawkward #suicideprevention #mentalhealth




  5. If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you are not alone. There are resources available to help:

    #stopsuicide #bethe1to #seizetheawkward #suicideprevention #mentalhealth


  6. Starting a conversation with a friend in need can feel awkward. Seize the Awkward recognizes this and provides helpful tips, stories and videos to help you trust your gut when something doesn’t seem quite right. Listen, watch and share this important message today.

    #stopsuicide #bethe1to #seizetheawkward #suicideprevention #mentalhealth




  7. Suicidal thoughts can seem like they will last forever – but for many, these thoughts and feelings pass. Having a plan in place that can help guide you through difficult moments can make a difference and keep you safe:

    #stopsuicide #bethe1to #seizetheawkward #suicideprevention #mentalhealth




  8. Suicide among teens has more than doubled. Being present in your child’s life is an intentional way you can help combat this statistic.
    • Have a conversation with your child about suicide.
    • Spend more time with them, going on walks and even running errands for 30 minutes three times a week.
    • Give your children tasks around the home and tell them how valuable their help is.
    • Limit screen time and communicate those expectations in advance, issuing a reminder beforehand to avoid meltdowns.
    • Monitor their social media every day.
    • Designate a central charging station in your home and insist your children surrender and plug-in their devices well before bedtime. (And practice what you preach.)



    #stopsuicide #bethe1to #seizetheawkward #suicideprevention #mentalhealth