If you’re struggling,
it’s okay to share your feelings!
This article may help you if you are dealing with suicidal thoughts,
feelings, or intentions.
It has ideas you can try to help you and
explains how you can stay safe.
How you can get support and
information is for everyone who are experiencing suicidal
It’s also for your loved ones, carers and anyone interested
in the subject.
To start, copy
one of these pre-written messages and Call or Send to a trusted Family Member, Friend, Pastor, or Suicide Hotline (988).
Pastoral Services are, in most cases, is Confidential when talking about ones feels and actions. The only limit to this, is that of harming of someone else.
Stress can be defined as a state of worry or mental tension caused by a difficult situation and is a natural human response that prompts us to address challenges and threats in our lives.
Many factors can increase the risk for suicide or protect against it and is also connected to other forms of injury and violence. For example,
people who have experienced;
2. Child abuse,
4. Sexual Violence
which have a higher suicide risk attached.
Being connected to family
and community support and having easy access to, Pastors, Family, Friends, or Healthcare can help decrease
suicidal thoughts and behaviors you are feeling.
1 in 10 suffer Clinical depression is the more-severe form of depression,
also known as Major Depression and isn't the same as depression.
The persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that characterizes major depression can lead to a range of behavioral and physical symptoms that may include;
1. Changes in sleep,
3. Energy level,
5. Daily Behavior, or self-esteem.
2. Talking to therapist,
3. Combination of the two.
There is no universally accepted consistent definition of SI, which leads to ongoing challenges for clinicians, researchers, and educators.
How we can stop suicide?
What is the issue with suicide?
What is a protective factor against suicide?
1. Effective coping and problem-solving skills.
2. Reasons for living example, family, friends, pets, etc.
3. Strong sense of cultural identity.
But it is rare for a crisis worker to contact police about a caller, and in most cases, they are able to de-escalate the situation or come up with a safety plan with the caller.
Suicide was responsible for 48,183 deaths in 2021, which is about one death every 11 minutes.
The number of people who think about or attempt suicide is even higher. In 2021, an estimated 12.3 million American adults seriously thought about suicide and 3.5 million planned a suicide attempts, with 1.7 million attempted suicide.
Strengthen economic supports
- Improve household financial security
- Stabilize housing
Create protective environments
- Reduce access to lethal means among persons at risk of suicide
- Create healthy organizational policies and culture
- Reduce substance use through community-based policies and practices
Improve access and delivery of suicide care
- Cover mental health conditions in health insurance policies
- Increase provider availability in underserved areas
- Provide rapid and remote access to help
- Create safer suicide care through systems change
Promote healthy connections
- Promote healthy peer norms
- Engage community members in shared activities
Teach coping and problem-solving skills
- Support social-emotional learning programs
- Teach parenting skills to improve family relationships
- Support resilience through education programs
Identify and support people at risk
- Train gatekeepers
- Respond to crises
- Plan for safety and follow-up after an attempt
- Provide therapeutic approaches
Lessen harms and prevent future risk
- Intervene after a suicide (postvention)
- Report and message about suicide safely
such as where someone lives. By race/ethnicity, the groups with the highest rates are:
1. Non-Hispanic American Native
2. Alaska Native
followed by Non-Hispanic White people.
Other Americans with higher-than-average rates of suicide are:
2. People who live in rural areas,
3. Workers in certain industries and occupations like mining and construction.
Young people who identify as;
The fact is, is that Suicide affects people of all ages. In 2021, suicide
was among the top 9 leading causes of death for people ages and was the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-14 and
Adults aged 35 to 64 years account for 46.8% of all suicides in the United States. Making it the 8th leading cause of death for this age group.
1. Among men in this age group, suicide rates were highest for
non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN) men (41.3 suicides
per 100,000), followed by non-Hispanic White men (35.7 per 100,000).
2. Among women in this age group, suicide rates were highest among non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native women (12.8 per 100,000) and non-Hispanic White women (10.7 per 100,000).
Older Adults aged 75 and older have one of the highest suicide rates (20.3 per 100,000).
Men aged 75 and older have the highest rate (42.2 per
100,000) compared to other age groups.
Non-Hispanic White men have the highest suicide rate compared to other racial/ethnic men in this age group (50.1 per 100,000).