Mental health issues, such as depression, can be linked to suicide, but with the right help, it is possible to prevent it from occurring. As suicide continues to be a major public health crisis, it's essential to understand the importance of suicide awareness, mindfulness, and prevention. In this blog post, we will discuss how to become more aware of suicide, implement mindfulness strategies to help prevent it, and get the necessary help for those who are suffering from depression or suicidal thoughts.
Warning Signs of Suicide
When it comes to suicide, knowledge and awareness can be key to prevention. It is important to be aware of the warning signs of suicide and to recognize when someone may need help.
It is not always easy to tell when someone may be considering suicide, but certain warning signs should not be ignored. If you think someone may be at risk for suicide, it is important to talk to them about it and get them the help they need.
• Talking about wanting to die or wanting to kill oneself
• Making a plan or looking for a way to kill oneself
• Feeling hopeless, trapped, or in unbearable pain
• Increased use of alcohol or drugs