Update; Suicide-Related Response during March-April-May, 2016

During the months of March-April May, 2016, the Blendon Township Police Department responded to 5 suicide-related dispatched runs. One was a suicide threat, and four were suicide attempts. BTPD responded to zero deaths by suicide during this period.

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 Blendon Township Police Department at (614) 889-9494, or the National Suicide Prevention 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.