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WORLD Suicide Awareness and Prevention day September 10, 2013. FACES OF SUICIDE. THE JONATHAN FOUNDATION . Suicide Statistics Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for youth ages 10-24 . Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for college- age youth.

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Suicide Statistics

Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for youth ages 10-24.

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for college- age youth.

Suicide is the 4th leading cause of death for our youth ages 10-14.

Suicide is PREVENTABLE.

90% youth that attempt suicides that are

unsuccessful or blocked, never attempt suicide again.

THE JONATHAN FOUNDATION
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WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Take the

BE THAT FRIEND

Pledge

THE JONATHAN FOUNDATION
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BE THAT FRIEND

Be Aware

Understand the problem of youth suicide

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BE THAT FRIEND

Be Able to Identify Signs

Suicide threats or previous attempts

Depression

Anger, increased irritability

Lack of interest in activities they used to enjoy

Sudden increase/decrease in appetite

Sudden changes in appearance

Dwindling academic performance

Sudden failure to complete assignments

An "I don't care" attitude about school or other activities.

Preoccupation with death, guns

THE JONATHAN FOUNDATION
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BE THAT FRIEND

Be Prepared to Act

Have a game plan in place in the event that any one of your friends ever indicates they are hurting or thinking of hurting themselves.

Don't be afraid to talk to someone who seems to be depressed or hurting.

Let them know there is someone who cares for them.

Tell someone!

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WHERE TO GO FOR HELP

Teacher/Coach

Guidance Counselor

Principal

Local mental health facility

Local Emergency Room

SUICIDE HOTLINE

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BE THAT FRIEND

Go to

thejonathanfoundation4teens.org/bethatfriend

Take the

BE THAT FRIEND

Pledge

THE JONATHAN FOUNDATION