There are people who DO care and who WILL listen.
Talk and let them help you through the hard times !
But most of the time it falls on deaf ears and is ignored.
WE ALL NEED TO ACTIVELY LISTEN !
This short video explains what to look out for to prevent suicide in teens, but it also applies to adults.
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Everybody is different and will act in their own way, but there are some common signs that you can look out for and try to offer and arrange professional help before it is too late.
Are they suddenly putting their affairs in order?
Are they giving away their possessions?
Have they increased drug or alcohol intake?
Are they restless, anxious, angry, agitated, having mood swings?
Are they not sleeping, withdrawn, reckless?
Are they or have they been talking about wanting to die?
Wristband Resources have a useful website containing lots of information aimed at reducing and preventing suicide.
It has many links to articles aimed at creating awareness, showing what to look for, and explaining depression.
Apart from statistics and warning signs, there is also advice on how to help and coping mechanisms.
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There are many groups and services who can help you overcome suicidal thoughts.
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A Suicide Prevention App is available on the google play or the App Store for android and iphone.
The app gives helpful advice and shows you help that is near by.
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