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Title: Suicide Red Flag Training: Crossroads Safehouse Ft. Collins, CO May 11, 2010 11:00 am


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Suicide Red Flag Training Crossroads
Safehouse Ft. Collins, CO May 11, 2010 1100 am
1215 pm StressAngerCO5.1110.ppt (Rev. 5.1110)
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Suicide Red Flag Training Crossroad Safehouse
  • By Robert J. Fetsch, Ph.D., Extension Specialist
    Professor,
  • Human Development Family Studies
  • Colorado State University

3

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Signs of High Stress
  • A Common Reaction to Challenging Times

5
Why Is Addressing Managing Tough Times Important?
  • According to the National Health Interview
    Survey, 75 percent of the general population
    suffers at least some stress every two weeks,
    and half of those experience moderate or high
    levels during the same time period.
  • Farm owners were among the top 12 occupations
    with a significant incidence of stress-related
    illnesses

Fetsch, R. J. (July 22, 2005). Farming, ranching
Health hazard or opportunity? Colorado State
University, Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet No.
10.201. Retrieved March 26, 2007 from
http//www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/consumer/10201.h
tml.
Fetsch, R. J. (April 28, 2005). Transitions and
changes Who copes well? Colorado State
University. Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet No.
10.215. Retrieved March 26, 2007, from
http//www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/consumer/10215.h
tml.
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What is Stress?
  • Stress is a response to a perceived threat.
  • If two people experience the same threat, one
    might get stressed and the other might not.
    Whats the difference?
  • Is all stress bad?

STRESS
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Question
  • What are a couple of the top stressors that you
    see families facing around you?

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Financial stress and marital distress
  • Difficulty with money has been reported as one of
    the leading causes of marital stress and divorce
    (Benjamin, 2001).
  • Increasing debt contributes to negative marital
    quality (Skogrand et al., 2005).

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Financial stress and depression
  • In a study of 1,270 children, researchers found
    that welfare status and perceived financial
    stress contributed to childrens higher levels of
    depressive symptoms, impulsive behavior, and
    anti-social behavior when compared to children in
    families not experiencing financial stress
    (Takeuchi et al., 1991).

10
Financial stress and child abuse
  • Financial distress was an influential family
    related factor that contributed significantly to
    child abuse (Black et al., 2001).
  • Post partum mothers were more at risk of abusing
    their children if they experienced financial
    stress (Cadzow et al., 1999).

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Farm/Ranch stress
  • Farming is one of the top 12 high stress
    occupations.
  • According to NIOSH, farm owners were second only
    to laborers in the rate of death for
    stress-related diseases.

13
What were the top stressors for farmers?
  • For 1,343 Iowa farm residents
  • Death of a spouse
  • Death of a child
  • Disabling injury of a family member
  • Disabling injury to oneself
  • Foreclosure on a mortgage/loan
  • Divorce
  • Machinery breakdown during harvest
  • Loss of crop to weather
  • Loss of crop to pests/disease
  • Severe weather conditions

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Stressors in Farm Families
  • Who is the canary in farm and ranch families?

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How Dangerous Is Farming/Ranching?
  • Farming and ranching are among the most dangerous
    occupations in the U.S.
  • Agriculture and mining are consistently the two
    most dangerous occupations in the U.S. over the
    last 25 years.
  • Source National Safety Council, 1976-2004.

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Figure 2. Unintentional death rates per 100,000
population for agriculture, mining/quarrying, and
all industries in the U.S.
Source National Safety Council (1976-2009).
Injury Facts. Ithaca, NY National Safety
Council.
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Farming An At-Risk Occupation
  • Occupation of farming affects exposure and
    vulnerability to stressors (financial job)
  • One of the most dangerous occupations ranked
    among the top 10
  • Deaths and injuries extremely high
  • Source National Safety Council, 1976-2004.

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Summary
  • Individuals and their families who are high
    stressed are an at-risk population for many
    psychosocial dysfunctions and relationship
    problems including
  • family, marital and parenting difficulties
  • increased levels of depression and suicide
  • poor developmental outcomes and psychological
    distress for children
  • domestic violence and substance abuse

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How High Are Stress Levels?
  • According to the National Health Interview
    Survey, 75 percent of the general population
    suffers at least some stress every two weeks,
    and half of those experience moderate or high
    levels during the same time period.
  • Farm owners were among the top 12 occupations
    with a significant incidence of stress-related
    illnesses.

Fetsch, R. J. (July 22, 2005). Farming, ranching
Health hazard or opportunity? Colorado State
University, Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet No.
10.201. Retrieved March 26, 2007 from
http//www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/consumer/10201.h
tml
Fetsch, R. J. (April 28, 2005). Transitions and
changes Who copes well? Colorado State
University. Cooperative Extension Fact Sheet No.
10.215. Retrieved March 26, 2007, from
http//www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/consumer/10215.h
tml
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Suicide Red Flags
  • Stress Anger Depression Suicidal Ideation ?
    Suicide
  • Lets identify some Stress Red Flags.

21
  • HANDOUT
  • Individual and Family Stress and Depression A
    Checklist and Guide for Making Referrals

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What are signs of high stress?
  • Change in routines
  • Increase in illness
  • Appearance of home declines.
  • Care of pets and livestock declines.
  • Increase in accidents.
  • Children show signs of stress.

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What are signs of chronic, prolonged stress?
  • Physical
  • Headaches
  • Ulcers
  • Backaches
  • Eating irregularities
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Frequent sicknesses
  • Exhaustion

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What are signs of chronic, prolonged stress?
  • Physical
  • Panic attacks and/or heart palpitations
  • Sweating, trembling or shaking
  • Shortness of breath, chest pain or discomfort
  • Difficulty swallowing, nausea or abdominal
    distress
  • Lightheadedness, derealization or
    depersonalization
  • Adapted from Rosmann, M. R. (2002, September 9).
    Weathering tough times Responding to farmers,
    ranchers and rural businesspersons Satellite
    Video Conference. Available from
    http//www.panhandle.unl.edu/tough_times .

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What are signs of chronic, prolonged stress?
  • Emotional
  • Sadness
  • Depression
  • Bitterness
  • Anger/Blame
  • Anxiety/Worry
  • Loss of humor/spirit

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What are signs of chronic, prolonged stress?
  • Emotional
  • Fear of losing control
  • Restlessness
  • Unable to relax
  • Easily fatigued
  • Irritable
  • Adapted from Rosmann, M. R. (2002, September 9).
    Weathering tough times.

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What are signs of chronic, prolonged stress?
  • Behavioral
  • Irritability
  • Backbiting
  • Acting out
  • Withdrawal
  • Passive-aggressiveness
  • Increased alcohol consumption
  • Violence

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What are signs of chronic, prolonged stress?
  • Intellectual/Self-Esteem
  • Im a failure.
  • I blew it.
  • I cant handle it.
  • I cant concentrate.
  • All my thoughts are of dread.
  • I cant decide.
  • I just cant remember those things.

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What are some healthy ways to manage stress?
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What are some healthy ways to manage stress?
  • Be grateful.
  • Decrease cortisol and norepinephrine.
  • Relax coronary arteries.
  • Increase blood supply to your heart.
  • Deepen your breathing.
  • Source Sam Quick, Carole Gnatuk, Douglas
    Burnham, UKY.

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Anger
  • A Common Reaction to Challenging Times

32
Suicide Red Flags
  • Stress Anger Depression Suicidal Ideation ?
    Suicide

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What is anger?
  • Anger is a bio-physical-emotional reaction to an
    unmet expectation.
  • When we get angry, if we stop, step back and
    think about it, somewhere there is an unmet
    expectation.
  • Recall a recent time when you got angry.
  • What might your unmet expectation have been?

34
How do you feel? Annoyed? Enraged?
Enraged? Furious? Angry? Frustrated? Irritated? Ag
gravated? Annoyed?
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RETHINK
  • Recognize
  • Empathize
  • Think
  • Hear
  • Integrate
  • Notice
  • Keep

36
Signs of High Depression
  • A Common Reaction to Challenging Times

37
Financial stress and depression
  • The lower the monthly income, the higher the
    chronic depression level (Gilmer et al., 2005).

38
Financial stress and depression
  • In a study of 425 students, poverty and
    unemployment significantly predicted depressive
    symptoms even after controlling for demographic
    and familial risk factors (Dallaire et al.,
    2008).
  • Depressive symptoms in childhood predicted
    adolescent depression, suicide attempts,
    interpersonal problems and career dissatisfaction
    in early adulthood (Reinherz et al., 1999).

39
Financial stress and marital distress
  • Difficulty with money has been reported as one of
    the leading causes of marital stress and divorce
    (Benjamin, 2001).
  • Increasing debt contributes to negative marital
    quality (Skogrand et al., 2005).

40
Financial stress and depression
  • In a study of 1,270 children, researchers found
    that welfare status and perceived financial
    stress contributed to childrens higher levels of
    depressive symptoms, impulsive behavior, and
    anti-social behavior when compared to children in
    families not experiencing financial stress
    (Takeuchi et al., 1991).

41
Financial stress and child abuse
  • Financial distress was an influential family
    related factor that contributed significantly to
    child abuse (Black et al., 2001).
  • Post partum mothers were more at risk of abusing
    their children if they experienced financial
    stress (Cadzow et al., 1999).

42
Financial stress and depression
  • Unemployed individuals were more likely to
    experience chronic depression than employed
    individuals.
  • Participants with no/publicly funded health
    insurance were more likely to experience chronic
    episodes than individuals with private insurance
    (Gilmer et al., 2005).

43
Financial stress and suicide
  • Financial stress has historically been reported
    as a leading factor in completing suicide (Dublin
    Bunzel, 1933).
  • Financial loss and depressive symptoms are
    characteristics of individuals experiencing
    suicidal ideation (Turvey et al., 2002).

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Farm/Ranch depression
  • Many farmers/ranchers struggle with depression.
  • It is not clear whether they experience
    lower/higher levels of depression and other
    mental health issues as does the general
    population.

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Farm/Ranch depression
  • Some researchers found a relationship between
    exposure to pesticides and high levels of
    depression among CO farmers/ranchers.
  • ND farmers depression levels were almost twice
    that of other rural populations in the past.

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Farm/Ranch depression
  • IA farm men were more likely to experience
    depression if within the previous year they had
  • Lost something of sentimental value
  • Experienced substantial income decline
  • Gone deeply into debt
  • Faced legal problems
  • Or experienced an increase in health problems.

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Suicide Red Flags
  • Stress Anger Depression Suicidal Ideation ?
    Suicide
  • Lets identify some Depression Red Flags.

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  • HANDOUT
  • Individual and Family Stress and Depression A
    Checklist and Guide for Making Referrals

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What are signs of depression?
  • Appearance
  • Unhappy feelings
  • Negative thinking
  • Reduced activity and pleasure in usual activities
  • People problems
  • Physical problems
  • Guilt and low self-esteem

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What are signs of depression?
  • Sadness
  • Inability to experience genuine pleasure
  • Significant weight loss (not due to dieting) or
    gain (5 of body weight/month)
  • Excessive sleep and/or middle or late night
    insomnia
  • Feeling lethargic or agitated
  • Loss of energy
  • Adapted from Rosmann, M. R. (2002, September 9).
    Weathering tough times.

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What are signs of depression?
  • Loss of energy
  • Feeling worthless/inappropriate guilt
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Preoccupied with negatives
  • Recurrent thoughts of suicide
  • Adapted from Rosmann, M. R. (2002, September 9).
    Weathering tough times.

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What is the common cold of modern psychology?
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The common cold of modern psychology is
depression.
  • A major depression interferes with your positive
    experience and dramatically affects your life.
  • This is more than the normal blues.
  • Every year 1/10 people experience a major
    depression.
  • Depression is very common.
  • Source E. Chavez (personal communication,
    October 16, 2005).

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The common cold of modern psychology is
depression.
  • Depression is associated with loss, e.g. death of
    a spouse, child, divorce, loss of the family
    farm/ranch.
  • With 1 loss in your life, chances of major
    depression is 50.
  • With 2 losses, 75.
  • With 3 losses, 100.
  • Source E. Chavez (personal communication,
    October 16, 2005).

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The common cold of modern psychology is
depression.
  • Several things protected people from depression.
  • Having an intimate relationship (someone to talk
    with) helps us navigate the losses.
  • Having fewer than 3 children at home.
  • Having a job outside the home because it can help
    bring financial stability.
  • Having a true, deep, and abiding religious
    belief.
  • Source E. Chavez (personal communication,
    October 16, 2005).

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The common cold of modern psychology is
depression.
  • If you or a family member is depressed, you may
    need to see a doctor.
  • Why? Because when we do things that depressed
    people do, we get depressed.
  • We stop doing fun things.
  • We focus our thinking on negative things in life.
  • We stop exercising.
  • We dont have marital relations as often.
  • Source E. Chavez (personal communication,
    October 16, 2005).

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The common cold of modern psychology is
depression.
  • What is the best, most effective cure for
    depression?
  • Combination of taking good care of yourself,
    exercise, counseling, and medication.

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Signs of Suicidal Thinking
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Financial stress and suicide
  • Financial stress has historically been reported
    as a leading factor in completing suicide (Dublin
    Bunzel, 1933).
  • Financial loss and depressive symptoms are
    characteristics of individuals experiencing
    suicidal ideation (Turvey et al., 2002).

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2006 U. S. Suicide Rate by State Top Quintile
STATE NUMBER of SUICIDES RATE
Wyoming 116 22.5
Alaska 135 20.1
Montana 189 20.0
Nevada 486 19.5
New Mexico 352 18.0
South Dakota 125 16.0
Arizona 979 15.9
Oregon 579 15.6
Colorado 730 15.4
Idaho 222 15.1
Oklahoma 537 15.0
Source Centers for Disease Control. (2009).
Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting
System (WISQARS). Retrieved July 23, 2009 from
http//www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html.
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Suicide rates per 100,000 population by state and
US
Source Centers for Disease Control. (2009).
Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting
System (WISQARS). Retrieved July 23, 2009 from
http//www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html.
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Suicide rates in Colorado and the U.S.
  • Colorados suicide rate at 15.4/100,000 in 2006
    was 39 higher than the national rate, which
    makes it 9th highest in the country.(1)
  • U.S. suicide rate was 11.1/100,000 in 2006.(1)
  • Larimer County Colorado suicide rate was
    12.6/100,000 in 2008, 11.8 in 2007 and 17.0 in
    2006(2)
  • Source
  • Centers for Disease Control. (2009). Web-based
    Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System
    (WISQARS). Retrieved July 23, 2009 from
    http//www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html.
  • Colorado Department of Public Health and
    Environment www.cdphe.state.co.us

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Larimer County 2008 Larimer County 2008 Larimer County 2008 Larimer County 2008 Larimer County 2008 Larimer County 2008 Larimer County 2008
All Ages Combined All Ages Combined All Ages Combined Elderly (65 yrs) Elderly (65 yrs) Youth (15-24 yrs) Youth (15-24 yrs)
Group Number of Suicides Rate of Suicide Elderly Suicides Elderly Suicide Rate Youth Suicides Youth Suicide Rate
Nation
State 15.8
County 37 12.6 7 25.0 6 11.8
Men 32 21.8 7 57.3 5 19.2
Women 5 3.4
Whites 35 7
Nonwhites
Blacks
White Men 30
White Women
Nonwhite Men
Nonwhite Women
Black Men
Black Women
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What Resources Are Available for Managing Stress,
Anger Depression?
  • 1-800-SUICIDE/784-2433 is a suicide prevention,
    crisis intervention, and referral telephone
    number. It offers a live human being to listen
    to depressed and suicidal callers and refer them
    to local resources 24 hours per day.

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Suicide Red Flags
  • Who is Most at Risk of Suicide?

67
National Institute of Mental Health Current
Suicide Rates in U. S.
68
2006 WISQARS U.S. Suicide Rates by Age, Gender,
and Racial Group
Suicide Rates per 100,000
Age Groups
Source Source http//webappa.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncip
c/mortrate9.html
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What are common predictors of suicide? Source
Colorado Trust, 2002, p. 8
  • Being an older, white male with risk increasing
    with age1/2 suicide deaths are by white males 35
    years.
  • By age 75, the suicide death rate of white males
    is 5 times that of the national rate.
  • Work problems, unemployment1/3 who commit
    suicide are unemployed at the time of their
    death.

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U.S. Suicide Statistics (2006) Breakdown by Gender / Ethnicity / Age Groups U.S. Suicide Statistics (2006) Breakdown by Gender / Ethnicity / Age Groups U.S. Suicide Statistics (2006) Breakdown by Gender / Ethnicity / Age Groups U.S. Suicide Statistics (2006) Breakdown by Gender / Ethnicity / Age Groups U.S. Suicide Statistics (2006) Breakdown by Gender / Ethnicity / Age Groups U.S. Suicide Statistics (2006) Breakdown by Gender / Ethnicity / Age Groups U.S. Suicide Statistics (2006) Breakdown by Gender / Ethnicity / Age Groups
All Ages Combined All Ages Combined All Ages Combined Elderly (65 yrs) Elderly (65 yrs) Youth (15-24 yrs) Youth (15-24 yrs)
Group Number of Suicides Rate of Suicide Elderly Suicides Elderly Suicide Rate Youth Suicides Youth Suicide Rate
Nation 33,300 11.1 5,299 14.22 4,189 9.91
Men 26,308 17.88 4,462 28.51 3,528 16.22
Women 6,992 4.61 837 3.87 661 3.22
Whites 27,952 13.93 4,884 16.11 2,944 11.18
Nonwhites 1,208 6.88 117 8.00 296 11.68
Blacks 1,909 5.06 139 4.45 407 6.42
White Men 21,952 22.3 4,136 32.25 2,496 18.47
White Women 6,000 5.87 748 4.27 488 3.49
Nonwhite Men 872 10.16 67 10.64 231 17.56
Nonwhite Women 336 3.74 50 6.01 65 1.25
Black Men 1,630 9.07 125 10.44 351 10.93
Black Women 279 1.41 14 0.73 56 1.79
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Masculine Scripts (David Brannon (1976)
  1. No sissy-stuff - men are expected to distance
    themselves from anything feminine.
  2. Big wheel - men should be occupationally or
    financially successful.
  3. Sturdy oak - men should be confident and
    self-reliant.
  4. Give em hell -men should do what is necessary to
    make it.
  5. When youre hurting, be a mankeep it inside and
    tell no one! (Fetsch, 2009.)

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What are risk and protective factors?
  • Unemployment and job loss (risk)
  • Living alone (risk)
  • Recent Hispanic immigration (protective)
  • Colorado Trust, 2002, pp. 66-67.

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Signs of High Levels of Suicidal Thinking
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Suicide Red Flags
  • Stress Anger Depression Suicidal Ideation ?
    Suicide
  • Lets identify some Suicide Red Flags.

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  • HANDOUT
  • Individual and Family Stress and Depression A
    Checklist and Guide for Making Referrals

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What are signs of suicidal thinking?
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Withdrawal or isolation
  • Helplessness and hopelessness
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Previous suicidal attempts
  • Suicidal plan
  • Cries for help

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How can I respond best?
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How can I respond best?
  • With respect
  • With sincerity and honesty
  • By listening and hearing their pain and worrynot
    by pitying them
  • By caring
  • Source Adapted from Bosch K., Griffin, C.
    (2002, September 5). Weathering tough times
    Responding to farmers, ranchers and rural
    businesspersons Satellite Video Conference.
    Available from http//www.panhandle.unl.edu/tough_
    times .

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How can I respond best?
  • IF YOURE UNSUREREFER!

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  • HANDOUT
  • Individual and Family Stress and Depression A
    Checklist and Guide for Making Referrals

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What do we do next?
  • Recognize signs of stress.
  • Take action. Find out about which local
    resources are available.
  • Check your yellow pages under Counselors.
  • Call 1-800-SUICIDE/784-2433 24 x 7 for a live
    trained person to talk with and to find local
    resources.
  • Create your own Stress Management Plan.

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  • RESOURCE
  • Manage stress during tough times
  • http//www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/consumer/10255.h
    tml

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  • RESOURCE
  • Making decisions and coping well with drought
  • http//www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/consumer/10256.h
    tml

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  • RESOURCE
  • Dealing with couples anger
  • http//www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/consumer/10238.h
    tml

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  • RESOURCE
  • Manage anger through family meetings
  • http//www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/consumer/10249.h
    tml

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Where do we find suicide professionals?
  • Visit http//therapistlocator.net.
  • http//therapists.psychologytoday.com/ppc/prof_sea
    rch.php?iorb4764
  • http//www.networktherapy.com/directory/find_thera
    pist.asp
  • http//therapists.americanmentalhealth.com/therapi
    stlocator.pagel

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How do I make an effective referral?
  • 1) Be aware of the agencies and resources
    available in your communitywhat services they
    offer and what their limitations are.
  • 2) Listen for signs and symptoms that the person
    or family needs help which you cannot provide,
    I.e., financial, legal or personal counseling.

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How do I make an effective referral?
  • 3) Assess what agency or community resource would
    be most appropriate to address the
    persons/familys problems.
  • 4) Discuss the referral with the person/family.
    It sounds/looks like youre feeling _____. I
    think _____, _____, or _____ could help you deal
    with your situation.

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How do I make an effective referral?
  • 5) Explore the individuals/familys willingness
    to initiate contact with the resource. How do
    you feel about seeking help from this
    person/agency?
  • 6) Where the person or family is unwilling to
    take the initiative or where there is some danger
    if action is not taken, you should take the
    initiative.

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How do I make an effective referral?
  • Call the agency and ask to speak to the intake
    worker (if there is one).
  • Identify yourself and your relationship with the
    person/family.
  • Say what you think the persons/familys needs
    are. I think that Mr. ____ needs immediate
    protection from harming himself, needs a
    counseling appointment, and needs financial and
    legal assistance.

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How do I make an effective referral?
  • Provide the agency with background information
    (name, address and telephone age and gender
    nature of current problem or crisis any past
    history youre aware of further information as
    called for).

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How do I make an effective referral?
  • Ask the agency what follow-up action they will
    take
  • When will they act on the referral?
  • Who will be your contact later if necessary?
  • What will be the cost of the service (flat
    feet/sliding scale)?
  • Do you need to do anything else to complete the
    referral?

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How do I make an effective referral?
  • 7) Make sure the person/family and the referral
    agency connect and get together.
  • 8) Make one or more follow-up contacts with the
    agency if the situation calls for it.

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Be careful out there. Take good care of
yourselves!
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QUESTIONS?
96
Thank you very much! For More Information,
Contact Bob Fetsch 970-491-5648 fetsch_at_cahs.colos
tate.edu
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U.S. Suicide Statistics (2004) Breakdown by Gender / Ethnicity / Age Groups U.S. Suicide Statistics (2004) Breakdown by Gender / Ethnicity / Age Groups U.S. Suicide Statistics (2004) Breakdown by Gender / Ethnicity / Age Groups U.S. Suicide Statistics (2004) Breakdown by Gender / Ethnicity / Age Groups U.S. Suicide Statistics (2004) Breakdown by Gender / Ethnicity / Age Groups U.S. Suicide Statistics (2004) Breakdown by Gender / Ethnicity / Age Groups U.S. Suicide Statistics (2004) Breakdown by Gender / Ethnicity / Age Groups
All Ages Combined All Ages Combined All Ages Combined Elderly (65 yrs) Elderly (65 yrs) Youth (15-24 yrs) Youth (15-24 yrs)
Group Number of Suicides Rate of Suicide Elderly Suicides Elderly Suicide Rate Youth Suicides Youth Suicide Rate
Nation 32,439 11.1 5,198 14.3 4,316 10.4
Men 25,566 17.7 4,397 29.0 3,596 16.8
Women 6,873 4.6 801 3.8 720 3.6
Whites 29,251 12.3 4,924 15.4 3,610 11.0
Nonwhites 3,188 5.8 274 6.2 706 7.9
Blacks 2,019 5.2 148 4.8 465 7.2
White Men 23,081 19.6 4,180 31.1 3,016 17.9
White Women 6,170 5.1 744 4.0 594 3.8
Nonwhite Men 2,485 9.3 217 12.4 580 12.8
Nonwhite Women 703 2.4 57 2.2 126 2.8
Black Men 1,655 9.0 134 11.3 396 12.2
Black Women 364 1.8 14 0.7 69 2.2
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Which counties have the highest suicide death
rates?
  • 1st Quartile (colored peach22.90-48.03 per
    100,000)
  • 2nd Quartile (colored bluec. 19.39 22.78 per
    100,000)
  • Push-pins Counties with fewer than five
    suicide deaths.
  • Colorado Trust, 2002, pp. 17, 66-67.

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What are risk and protective factors?
  • Unemployment and job loss (risk)
  • Living alone (risk)
  • Recent Hispanic immigration (protective)
  • Colorado Trust, 2002, pp. 66-67.
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