IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS CONTEMPLATING SUICIDE, CALL:
1 (800) 273-TALK or 1 (800) 273-8255 (24/7 national crisis hotline)
1 (888) 552-6642 any time during the day or night (Green County 24/7 Crisis Hotline)
or call 911
If a friend discloses to you that he/she has thoughts about hurting her/him self, please tell it to a trusted adult at school.
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SUICIDE PREVENTION AND AWARENESS RESOURCES:
MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF WISCONSIN-. (414) 276-31 22 www.mhawisconsin.org
National Crisis Line (800)273-TALK www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
HOPES (Helping Others Prevent and Educate about Suicide) 9608) 274-9686 www.hopes-wi.org
American Association of Suicidology (202) 237-2280 www.suicidology.org
American Association for Suicide Prevention (888) 333-AFSP (2377)www.afsp.org
SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) (888)-511-SAVE www.save.org
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (877) GET-SPRC (438-7772) www.sprc.org
GREEN COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES:
Monroe Clinic Behavioral Health Unit: https://www.monroeclinic.org/behavioralhealth- 608-324-2321
Green County Human Services Mental Health Unit: http://gchsd.org/mental-health
GREEN COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES GUIDE http://greencountyhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/GCL-Mental-Health-Guide-3.pdf
Suicide Risk Factors and Warning Signs:
* Talking about suicide, death and/or no reason to live.
* Expressions of hopelessness, worthlessness and helplessness.
* Previous suicide attempts.
* Abrupt personality changes.
* Excessive risk taking behavior.
* Giving away prized possessions or setting one’s affairs in order.
* Lack of interest in the future.
* Preoccupation with death.
* Withdrawal from family, friends or social supports.
How to Help a Suicidal Person:
* Know the warning signs of depression and suicide.
* Always take thoughts or plans of suicide seriously.
* Never keep a person’s plan for suicide a secret.
* Ask the person if they are thinking about suicide. Asking will not plant the idea in someone’s head.
* Ask the person if they have a suicide plan, a weapon or some type of dangerous object.
* If the person is in immediate danger, they must see a doctor or psychiatrist immediately. Call 911 or take the person to the nearest hospital emergency room.
* Do not minimize the person’s problems. Be non-judgmental. Show interest, support and undivided attention. He or she is not just seeking attention
* If the person is not in immediate danger, show empathy and do your best to help him or her find a doctor or a mental health care professional.