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How to Get Help if You or Someone You Know Is Suicidal

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Title:

How to Get Help if You or Someone You Know Is Suicidal

URL:

https://teens.drugabuse.gov/blog/post/how-get-help-if-you-or-someone-you-know-suicidal

Content Source:

Other
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Type: Informational Material

Overview:

If you’re in emotional pain and thinking about suicide, the first thing to know is that there are people in your life who care about you and who want to help you feel better.

They may not know the perfect thing to say or do to make a difference, but they can help you find a trained professional with experience in situations like yours. There is immediate help to keep you safe, and there are effective treatments that can help you get better and stay better.  

This resource provides resources to help.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.1.2) Describe the interrelationships of emotional, mental, physical, social, spiritual, and environmental health.

a. Identify symptoms and methods of treatment of mental health disorders, including depression, and stress.

b. Identify warning signs and prevention strategies for suicide.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.2.3) Analyze how the perceptions of norms influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: addressing topics such as wearing safety equipment, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, suicide, cyber-bullying, weight management, potentially dangerous social media trends

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.3.2) Analyze valid resources from home, school, and community that provide health information.

Examples: websites, phone apps, media ads; rape, crisis, and suicide centers

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.4.4) Demonstrate how to ask for and offer assistance to enhance the health of self and others.

Examples: accessing crisis hotlines for suicide, sexual and physical abuse, and human trafficking; community resource materials

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.5.2) Develop a thoughtful decision-making process in health-related situations.

a. Predict the potential short-term and long-term impact of various alternatives on self and others.

b. Identify warning signs of suicide in self and others and discuss effective coping skills.

c. Demonstrate refusal skills and explain when to use them in high risk situations.

Examples: Saying no to sex, alcohol, and other drugs

Tags: self awareness, suicidal, suicide, suicide prevention
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Author: Ginger Aaron-Brush