September EFAP News- Suicide Awareness
There are over 400,000 deaths by suicide in the U.S. each year. For every completed suicide, there are 25 attempts. Noticing the warning signs and reaching out to someone experiencing suicidal thoughts could save their life.
Some of the verbal warning signs of suicide include:
- Talking about being a burden to others
- Talking about feeling trapped or hopeless
- Talking about feeling unbearable pain
- Talking about killing themselves
Some of the behavioral warning signs of suicide include:
- Increased alcohol or drug use
- Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online
- Withdrawing from activities or others
- Reckless behavior or increased aggression
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Reaching out to say “goodbye” or giving away possessions
Some of the mood warning signs of suicide include:
- Depression or anxiety
- Rage or irritability
- Suddenly happier or calmer
- Loss of interest
This month be sure to register and attend the webinar, “The Many Faces of Mental Health” to learn more about the mental health challenges we all face, how to support yourself and how to support others. If you’re unable to attend you can log on to the website at a later time to view the archived presentation.
Wednesday, September 26th
THE MANY FACES OF MENTAL HEALTH
One in five adults develop a mental health condition every year. Being diagnosed with a mental health condition can be stigmatizing and isolating. Stigmatization prevents those who need support and resources from seeking the help they need. This seminar will discuss what you can do to help de-stigmatize mental illness, how to recognize if you or someone you know may be in need of help, and how to develop a supportive attitude.
– Select the time
– Or – click on “Upcoming Webinars” from the homepage of the website and follow the easy instructions
e4health administers the College’s EFAP program. To access their comprehensive web site, with many tools and articles, go to the e4health web site.
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