Mental Health: Ch 11 Preventing Suicide. EQ: How do you identify a suicidal person and get them help?. Suicide: The act of intentionally taking one’s own life. Rate has quadrupled in the last 40 years Third leading cause of death among people between the ages 15-24
EQ: How do you identify a suicidal person and get them help?
Suicide: The act of intentionally taking one’s own life
Why Would Someone Want to Die?
For teens there are many reasons which are complicated.
Most don’t really want to die, they just want to end the emotional pain they are suffering.
Their lives can be very stressful, especially if they have low self-esteem
One teen may feel like a situation is a crisis, while another may not
If they are already experiencing depression, events that occur at other times that would be tolerable, might seem unbearable.
If in a crisis situation, they may become confused and make poor decisions.
*Tunnel Vision- inability to see all the options available
*Suicidal Mindset- feeling that suicide is the only solution to the problems of living