Cry for help vs. wish to die: Slam Horse’s Quick Suicide-Prevention Series, Part 3

In parts 1 & 2 we looked at signs of suicide & how to talk to a suicidal person. In addition to contacting a suicide hotline such as (in the Chicagoland area) 630-482-9393, calling 911, or going to the nearest emergency room, here are some additional ideas: Some people try to differentiate between a “cry [...]

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Part 2 of Slam Horse’s Suicide Prevention Series…

As we discussed in Part 1 of this series, suicide rates increase around the holidays & during the Spring. You might notice someone exhibiting signs that they are feeling suicidal: *giving away treasured possessions *isolating themselves *increased self-harm, substance use *changes in mood or behavior...etc. Would should you do if you suspect a friend is [...]

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Are People Committing Suicide Right Now?? Slam Horse’s Quick Suicide-Prevention Series, Part 1

Myth: everyone is happy at the holidays & during the Spring time. Fact: suicides increase during the holidays, & Spring. One reason: everyone around the suicidal person is feeling happy, & she realizes she still isn’t feeling happy.Now is the time to be on the lookout for potentially suicidal people in your life: spouses, children, [...]

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