Why Do People Commit Suicide?
A difficult question for which there is no single answer. Suicide is a very complex problem with multiple factors involved. Obviously, a suicide attempt is a clear indication that something is gravely wrong in a person’s life. No matter the race or age of the person; how rich or poor they are; researchers agree that most people who complete suicide suffer from depression or another mood disorder. The most common underlying disorder is depression or bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder. Other factors can increase the risk of suicide such as genetics, environment, or having a model for suicide present. Problems with interpersonal relationships and/or addictions to drugs or alcohol greatly increase the risk of a suicide attempt. So, there is no easy answer. But there is something we can all do.
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- Facts About Suicide
- QPR – Ask a Question, Save a Life
- Suicide Warning Signs
- College Suicide Prevention Guide (Brought to you by Affordable Colleges Online)
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- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety.
We can all learn the warning signs of someone in a suicidal crisis. We can all learn basic gatekeeper skills like QPR. We can all learn what resources we have available in our communities to help those suffering from a suicidal crisis or to help those survivors left behind. We can all offer hope. To learn more contact the MHASC office at 866-929-6145 or Jean Ann Lambert at email@example.com.
IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS AND NEED IMMEDIATE HELP, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).