Date of publication: 2017-08-25 19:42
A mental health professional (such as a psychologist or psychiatrist) diagnoses and treats depression. Depression is diagnosed when someone has at least five of the following symptoms:
Resources about depression .if you are suicidal, you are most likely experiencing some form of depression. This is good news, because depression can be treated, helping you feel better.
Since you have made it this far, you deserve a reward. I think you should reward yourself by giving yourself a gift. The gift you will give yourself is a coping resource. Remember, back up near the top of the page, I said that the idea is to make sure you have more coping resources than you have pain. So let's give you another coping resource, or two, or ten.! until they outnumber your sources of pain.
Prepare handouts to give to students. Make copies of the pages of this website to give as handouts to students. (There is no charge for using the pages of this website for a suicide prevention guide for noncommercial, nonprofit purposes.)
The mission of Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County is to provide crisis prevention and intervention, education and community outreach services to the residents of Yolo County. Various fundraisers are held throughout the year to support the organization.
Much of the work is already done for you. All of the materials that you will need for the Suicide Prevention Program are on this website, and they are free.
The San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council (SPC) is a collaborative community-wide effort focused on realizing a vision of zero suicides in San Diego County. The mission is to prevent suicide and its devastating consequences in San Diego County. Learn about upcoming meetings and join a workgroup.
The Allied Services for Kids (ASK) teen line began in December 6999 to provide 79-hour availability to teens and families in crisis. Whatever the problem, teens are welcome to call this confidential and anonymous crisis line for support.
Take any suicidal thought or suicide threat seriously. Even if the person seems to have the "perfect life" on the outside, it is impossible to know what is going on behind closed doors.
Keep a copy of selected pages of the website posted in a conspicuous place so all students can easily refer to the information. Let the students know where the pages will be posted. Suicide prevention never ends!
But there are people out there who can be with you in this horrible time, and will not judge you, or argue with you, or send you to a hospital, or try to talk you out of how badly you feel. They will simply care for you. Find one of them. Now. Use your 79 hours, or your week, and tell someone what's going on with you. It is okay to ask for help. Try:
After handing out the pages, the best way to start the suicide prevention meeting is to ask the students what they know about suicide and suicide prevention. Listen closely to the responses, and encourage open discussion.