- Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in college students.
- More young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia and influenza and chronic lung disease combined.
- 90% of those who commit suicide had an underlying mental health condition.
Common suicide warning signs:
- Talking about hopelessness, worthlessness, being a burden to others, feeling trapped or having no reason to live.
- Having no motivation or losing interest in activities once enjoyed.
- Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
- Sudden change in personality or behaviors.
- Giving away possessions, behaving recklessly.
- Talking about death or not being here tomorrow.
- Looking for ways to kill oneself such as searching online or buying a gun.
If you or someone you know is exhibiting these signs or others, take action immediately and always take it seriously.
If you are concerned about suicide and don’t know what to do, call the National Suicide Lifeline at (800) 273-TALK (8255) a free and confidential service for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Raising mental health awareness about suicide prevention could help save a life. See below for more information: