February 2016; Suicide response

Blendon Township Police response to Suicides, Suicide Attempts & Suicide Threats during February 2016.

Suicide; 0

Attempt; 1

Threat; 1

Need help? United States:

1 (800) 273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Languages: English, Spanish

Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Suicide affects us all. Every year, millions of Americans are directly affected by the more than 37,000 suicides and hundreds of thousands of suicide attempts made by friends or loved ones. Yet, suicide is preventable.

Suicide Warning Signs

The following signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. The risk of suicide is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these signs, seek help as soon as possible by calling the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

o    Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves.

o    Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online or buying a gun

o    Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.

o    Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.

o    Talking about being a burden to others.

o    Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.

o    Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.

o    Sleeping too little or too much.

o    Withdrawing or isolating themselves.

o    Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.

o    Displaying extreme mood swings.

Or call your local Blendon Township Police Department at 614.889.9494   One of our officers will respond and we will do everything we can to help, to listen, to care.