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Suicide Prevention pdf
Written by a clinical psychologist and illustrated with vignettes from the author's experience, this book offers a clear understanding of how suicidal thought develops, how we can help prevent death from suicide, and how suicidal people can recover and change their way of thinking.
Presents practical information of critical importance that can help prevent death from suicide
Specifically written to serve one of the highest risk and most vulnerable groups to suicide (youth ages 15-24) and provides them with information and resources to save lives
Provides real hope and "a way out" to those feeling suicidal
Risk Factors for Suicide
Previous suicide attempts.
Close family member who has committed suicide.
Past psychiatric hospitalization.
Recent losses: This may include the death of a relative, a family divorce, or a breakup with a
Social isolation: The individual does not have social alternatives or skills to find alternatives to
Drug or alcohol abuse: Drugs decrease impulse control making impulsive suicide more likely.
Additionally, some individuals
try to self
medicate their depression with drugs or alcohol.
Exposure to violence in the home or the social environment: The individual sees violent
behavior as a viable solution to life problems.
Handguns in the home, especially if loaded.
Warning Signs for Suicide
Preoccupation with death and dying
Signs of depression
Giving away special possessions and making arrangements to take care of unfinished business
Difficulty with appetite and sleep
Taking excessive risks
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