Youth Suicide Prevention Resources

StopYouthSuicideYouth suicide in Southeastern Wisconsin remains a health crisis that can affect us all.

For every kid who dies, 11 others attempt suicide. In Wisconsin, Latina girls are twice as likely to attempt suicide.  A 2013 survey of Wiscosnin high school students showed 1 in 7 teens said they had seriously considered suicide.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has a list of Suicide Prevention Resources for teachers that we have shared with our staff and made available to you.

Find other resources and warning signs below:

WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE: The more signs someone shows, the greater the risk.

  • Talking about wanting to die
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious, agitated or recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings

WHAT TO DO:

 

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