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Grief and Suicide


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Title: Grief and Suicide

Grief and Suicide
The grieving process
Grief express deep sadness because of loss
  • 5 stages of grieving process
  • Denial gives you a chance to think
  • Anger normal (anger management)
  • Bargaining promise to change
  • Depression short term is normal
  • Acceptance learn how to live with the loss

Funerals, Wakes, and Memorial Services
  • Purpose Help the family get through the
    grieving process.
  • Funeral ceremony in which deceased person is
  • Wake view or watch over
    deceased person before funeral.
  • Memorial Service ceremony to
    remember the deceased.

Coping with Loss
  • Loss can cause stress.

What are some physical and emotional effects of
Tension headaches, increase in blood pressure,
irritable, confused, stress related illness.
Help for dealing with loss
  • Helping yourself
  • Get plenty of rest/relaxation
    but stick to
    any normal routine
  • Share memories
  • Express your feelings
  • Dont blame yourself
  • Helping others
  • Show your support through simple actions
  • Let the person know you are there for him/her
  • Tell the person they are strong and will learn to
    live with the loss

A permanent solution to a temporary problem.
  • Definition the act of intentionally taking
    ones life
  • Why is suicide an uncomfortable topic?
  • What are some myths or facts about suicide?

Words that warn I wish I were dead. I just
want to go to sleep never wake up. I wont be
a problem for you much longer. I cant take it
anymore. This pain will be over soon. Nothing
Facts about suicide
  • Many people who consider suicide only do so for a
    brief period in their life
  • Most people who have attempted and failed are
    usually grateful to be alive
  • Suicide has many warning signs
  • Use of drugs/alcohol can put people at risk
    because of impaired judgment

Facts about Suicide Cont.
  • 3rd leading cause of death for ages 15 24
  • More women attempt suicide and more men commit

Warning signs for suicide
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Neglecting basic needs
  • Experiencing loss of energy
  • Taking more risks
  • Using alcohol and drugs
  • Giving away personal things

Giving and Getting Help
  • Take all talk of suicide seriously
  • Tell your friend suicide is not the answer
  • Change negative thoughts into positive ones
  • Dont keep a secret