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National Suicide Prevention Day

Sep 11, 2017 | By NDVets | No Comments

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, the military population is particularly at-risk with 22 per DAY.

You don’t have to have a clinical background to do your part in reducing these numbers.

First, pay attention to and notice when people are showing signs of suicide such as:

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself.
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
  • Talking about being a burden to others.
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs

Secondly, taking the time to let people know you are here and that you care.

Resources:

  1. Direct them to the VA Hospital Emergency Room at the VA with support to get them there safely.
  2. Call 911.
  3. Contact the Veterans Crisis Line 800 273-TALK
  4. Text 838255
  5. CHAT Line http://home/ndvets/public_html/wp.veteranscrisisline.net/ChatTermsOfService.aspx

You can make a difference and thanks for caring.