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Title: SUICIDE PREVENTION


1
  • SUICIDE PREVENTION

2
ENABLING OBJECTIVES
  • Define Suicide
  • Discuss Suicides most common causes
  • List the common Suicide risk
    factors and common Suicide warnings
  • Identify individuals role in suicide
    prevention and helping resources

3
Suicide Prevention
  • Suicide is self-induced death, intentionally
    caused!
  • Suicide Attempt is an intentional act, causing
    physical self harm, where death would have
    occurred had there been no intervention
  • Suicide gesture is an intentional act, causing or
    intending to cause physical self-harm in a way
    normally associated with suicide, but which would
    not have caused death, even without intervention.
  • Suicide ideation is a statement or pattern of
    statements, words, or behaviors which reveal a
    preoccupation with the idea of self-induced
    death.

4
Suicide PreventionSuicide Causes/Facts
  • Relationships and/or family problems
  • Depression
  • Job
  • Poor Self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Health
  • Finances
  • Loss of Hope

5
Suicide Risk Factors
  • Problems with family, relationships, depression,
    job, Navy and/or finances
  • Made previous attempts
  • A family history of suicide
  • Experienced a recent suicide of friend or
    relative
  • Threaten suicide
  • Possession of a weapon
  • Specific, well thought out plans

6
Potential Suicide Warning Signs
  • Verbal statement Death of friend/relative
  • Unusual interest in death
  • Talk about feeling of worthlessness
  • General decline
  • Changes sleep, diet, mood, personality
  • Preparations
  • Accident Prone

7
Suicide Myths
  • Dont stereotype
  • People who threaten suicide dont commit suicide
  • People who have been unsuccessful are not serious
    about committing suicide

8
Individuals Role in Suicide Prevention
  • Remember to
  • WATCH!
  • LISTEN!
  • REPORT!

9
ANYQUESTIONS?
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