Slide 1: SUICIDE PREVENTION ENABLING OBJECTIVES: ENABLING OBJECTIVES Define Suicide Discuss Suicide’s most common causes List the common Suicide risk factors and common Suicide warnings Identify individual’s role in suicide prevention and helping resources Suicide Prevention: Suicide Prevention Suicide is self-induced death, intentionally caused! Suicide Attempt is an intentional act, causing physical self harm, where death would have occurred had there been no intervention Suicide gesture is an intentional act, causing or intending to cause physical self-harm in a way normally associated with suicide, but which would not have caused death, even without intervention. Suicide ideation is a statement or pattern of statements, words, or behaviors which reveal a preoccupation with the idea of self-induced death. Suicide Prevention Suicide Causes/Facts : Suicide Prevention Suicide Causes/Facts Relationships and/or family problems Depression Job Poor Self-esteem Stress Health Finances Loss of Hope Suicide Risk Factors: Suicide Risk Factors Problems with family, relationships, depression, job, Navy and/or finances Made previous attempts A family history of suicide Experienced a recent suicide of friend or relative Threaten suicide Possession of a weapon Specific, well thought out plans Potential Suicide Warning Signs: Potential Suicide Warning Signs Verbal statement Death of friend/relative Unusual interest in death Talk about feeling of worthlessness General decline Changes: sleep, diet, mood, personality Preparations Accident Prone Suicide Myths: Suicide Myths Don’t stereotype People who threaten suicide don’t commit suicide People who have been unsuccessful are not serious about committing suicide Individual’s Role in Suicide Prevention: Individual’s Role in Suicide Prevention Remember to: WATCH! LISTEN! REPORT! ANY QUESTIONS?: ANY QUESTIONS?