Suicide Prevention


Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. 
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Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives.
Many of us face challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions everyday. We may try to isolate ourselves in hopes of reducing these feelings however this can prompt us to feel lonely and can increase stress and anxiety.
Some who experience a traumatic event can have strong and lingering reactions. Learning healthy ways to cope and getting the right care and support can help reduce stressful feelings and symptoms.

call 988 If you are facing stress and are experiencing self harm thoughts:
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988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.
When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

The symptoms may be physical or emotional. Common reactions to a stressful event can include:
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  • Disbelief
  • Feelings of fear, shock, anger, sadness, worry, numbness, or frustration
  • Changes in appetite, energy, desires, and interests
  • Difficulty sleeping or nightmares, concentrating, and making decisions
  • Physical reactions, such as headaches, body pains, stomach problems, and skin rashes
  • Worsening of chronic health problems
  • Worsening of mental health conditions
  • Increased use of tobacco, alcohol and other substances.
It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during traumatic events. Below are some ways that you can help yourself, others, and your community manage stress.

Here are some healthy ways to cope with stress anxiety and self harm thoughts:
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  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including those on social media. It’s good to be informed but hearing about the traumatic event constantly can be upsetting. Consider limiting news to just a couple of times a day and disconnecting from phone, tv, and computer screens for a while.
  • Take care of yourself. Eat healthy, exercise, get plenty of sleep, and give yourself a break if you feel stressed out.
  • Take care of your body.
  • Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate
  • Exercise Regularly
  • Get Plenty of sleep

Website Links
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Reporting on Suicide
A bibliography of published journal articles that form the basis for the development of the Recommendations and provide additional background research on the topic of media reporting on suicide.
Reporting on Suicide
Recommendations for reporting on suicide
Livingworks START
Suicide Prevention Training
Erika’s Lighthouse
Suicide prevention training, resources for schools, students, and parents 
Parents as Partners
Suicide Prevention support for parents fo teens
Suicide Prevention training for everyone 15 yrs and older
Signs of Suicide (SOS) trainging fro youth
Livingworks START
Suicide prevention training for youth
Teen Mental Health First Aid
Suicide Prevention / Mental Health curriculum for youth
Website with all of Glenn County’s resources 
Sources of Strength
Youth Mental Health training
Natural Helpers
Resources for peer support
Native Pride
Suicide Prevention specific to Native Americans
Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools
Routledge (Publishers)
Link to purchase the book: Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner's Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention