Suicide Prevention Month
September is Suicide Prevention Month. Did you know that in 2016 the Keys were the highest in suicide rates in the state of Florida? Here at Marathon High School, our focus this month is “Say Hello”. If you see Someone sitting by themselves or if you see a new face just saying hello can brighten their day.
The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255 if you ever feel the need to call or text, or just go down to the Success Center if you need someone to talk to.
Here Are Some Ways to Help Someone out if They’re Feeling Down.
- Let them know you care
- Listen and stay engaged
- Stay connected with them
Warning Signs That Someone Needs Help
- Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
- 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
- Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
- Sleeping too little or too much
- Withdrawing or isolating themselves
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
- Extreme mood swings