Not One More! Stopping the Suicide Epidemic. Suicide is…. The Enemy Within. Play video clip “The Enemy Within” Available from the California Highway Patrol. Definition of Suicide.
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Malcolm Gladwell in the “Tipping Point”
Courage is taking the first step
Let us help each other live
Just do something!
Write down the 3
most important things in your life.
Don’t mention suicide
Marital problems or a bad relationship
Guilt over partner’s death
Internal Affairs Investigation
Loss of Employment
PTSDWhy Police Officers Commit Suicide
Change in appetite
Loss of energy, motivation
Loss of interest in pleasurable activity
Deterioration of personal appearance
Deterioration of job performance
Frequent physical complaints
Preoccupation with deathSymptoms of Depression
Hopelessness and Helplessness
It is from PTSD that the unseen wounds of an officer begin to manifest. Since we do not see these battle scars, we sometimes
try to pretend they do not exist. Trying to pretend doesn’t make the pain go away.PTSD
Lethality lets you know how much help you need and
how fast you need it
Code 3 Request for Help
Will impact job
Command will be contacted
Hear what is being said
** Listen ** Listen ** Listen **
Don't overlook signs!
Don't remain the only one helping!
WAIT THINK RESPOND
How would you kill yourself?
When did you last think about suicide?
What is the closest you’ve come?
Have you ever attempted suicide?
Has anyone in your family attempted/completed suicide?
What are the odds that you will kill yourself?
What has been keeping you alive so far?
What do you think the future holds in store for you?
Suicidal Thoughts to manifest. Since we do not see these battle scars, we sometimesBoxed In!
Adverse Job Action
“Stigma spillover” to manifest. Since we do not see these battle scars, we sometimesSurvivor ReactionsHigh risk groups
Those who find the body
Those who witness the suicide
Cut off from support to manifest. Since we do not see these battle scars, we sometimes
Private shame and guilt
No honors or recognition
Support network collapses
Decreased benefitsThe Cost of Suicide
Let them talk to manifest. Since we do not see these battle scars, we sometimes
I’m sorry for your loss…
How can I help?
Is there anyone I can call for you?
Since the suicide, what are the biggest challenges for you?
Use the loved one’s name.Helping Survivors
Help the group care about the person, and accept the choice he or she made
Refer individuals who are struggling excessively with anger, loss, or guilt
Don’t remain the only one helping
Let us all have statistics can change.”
to take a stand
Not One More…
Not One More…