Suicide


Nicki what’s up? You look worried.  Someone bullying you again?

 

 No, it’s just that well, I was checking out my friend’s Instagram and some of the pictures made me really uncomfortable.

 

How so? Is she posting revealing pictures of herself?

Well, not really revealing in the way you might think… she has a lot of stuff on there that makes me worried she is thinking of suicide.

 Like what? And what are you going to do?

I don’t know what to do.  Maybe I’m wrong… Maybe I’m overreacting…

 

If you are like Nicki, the following posts are aimed at helping you figure out when to be on alert and what to do.  If you are like her friend and thinking about suicide, then these posts are also for you.  But, if you are thinking about suicide a lot, this is not the place to find ALL your answers. This is just a place to start- to gather some information and gain some guidance. However, you do need to speak with a mental health professional to truly find the help you deserve.

 

These posts will help guide you to understand that you are (choose one or more!):

  1. Having serious thoughts about suicide. Maybe you are depressed and need help with those issues.
  2. Worthy of the proper help because you totally rock and the world would suck without you.
  3. Not imagining things, one or some of your friends may be going through a very difficult time.
  4. A normal person with difficult challenges!
  5. Someone whose brain may have developed differently (chemically) and may need some help to feel “normal.”

 

Just what are the posts? Glad you asked:

What is suicide? Who does it?

Teens and suicide

Why do people do it?

Thoughts and feelings behind suicide: a look inside the mind of someone contemplating suicide

Warning signs

How can I make a difference?

Some common questions and resources

Bonus YSS: Help for the person who feels suicidal

Bonus YSS: Is you train on the tracks?

Bonus YSS: Three areas to change: Idea #1 – Develop insight

Bonus YSS: Idea #2: Shift Your Mindset

Bonus YSS: Idea #3: Change Behavior

 

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Disclaimer/Attention before reading

Suicide is a very difficult topic to study. You may be reading about it for any variety of reasons. Your reasons are personal and may not be the same reasons as why someone else you know is reading this. Please remember to have compassion for yourself and for those struggling with this very heavy topic.

 

In these posts, information about suicide is provided. Please know that although learning this information is important, it is also important that you manage the emotions around such a heavy topic. We provide additional outside resource links in “Some common questions and resources.”  Some of these provide phone hotlines.  However, if you are feeling overwhelmed and calling feels too invasive to you, here is a site which provides support through texting: http://www.youthadvise.com

Post Question: Has your life been affected by a suicide?  Feel free to share.

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45 responses to “Suicide”

  1. WLKHS0105 October 28, 2016 at 2:30 pm
    WLKHS0105

    My life has not personally been affected by suicide but I know of people who have

  2. WLKHS10 October 13, 2016 at 4:39 pm
    WLKHS10

    Yes, i know people who have had thoughts and some who have succeeded.

  3. WLKHS0307 October 13, 2016 at 4:32 pm
    WLKHS0307

    no

  4. WLKHS0301 October 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm
    WLKHS0301

    Yes, my life has been minimally affected by suicide when my friend was depressed and talking about it.

  5. WLKH0315 October 13, 2016 at 4:25 pm
    WLKH0315

    No, my life has not been affected by a suicide.

  6. WLKHS0319 October 13, 2016 at 4:24 pm
    WLKHS0319

    No my life has never been effected by suicide.

  7. WLKS0313 October 13, 2016 at 4:23 pm
    WLKS0313

    No, my life is not affected by suicide. I feel that life is a gift; there has been no one around me that has attempted or completed suicide.

  8. WLKHS0309 October 13, 2016 at 4:23 pm
    WLKHS0309

    No, my life has never been affected by suicide. I have never known anyone who attempted or completed suicide.

  9. WLKHS0314 October 13, 2016 at 4:22 pm
    WLKHS0314

    No, my life has not been affected by a suicide. However, I have seen things online about people who have completed suicide, and it is very sad to see the reactions of their friends and family.

  10. WLKHS0321 October 13, 2016 at 4:22 pm
    WLKHS0321

    No, my life has not been effected by suicide.

  11. WLKHS0308 October 13, 2016 at 4:22 pm
    WLKHS0308

    Fortunately, my life has not been affected by suicide, but I do know people who’s lives have.

  12. WLKHS0316 October 13, 2016 at 4:22 pm
    WLKHS0316

    My life has not really been affected by suicide. I know people that have come close to taking their lives and now they are much better once they saw someone that helped them get through their problems.

  13. wlkhs0302 October 13, 2016 at 4:21 pm
    wlkhs0302

    my life hasnt really been affected by suicide i dont know any friends that have attempted or completed suicide

  14. WLKS0305 October 13, 2016 at 4:21 pm
    WLKS0305

    My life has not been effected by suicide. yes i have been depressed before and i always have someone there for me and if i did i would not feel okay to share because sometimes things like that are not okay to share.

  15. WLKHS0306 October 13, 2016 at 4:21 pm
    WLKHS0306

    Thankfully my life has not been affected by suicide and I’m glad that it hasn’t because I would not want to go through that.

  16. WLKHS0320 October 13, 2016 at 4:20 pm
    WLKHS0320

    My life has not been directly effected by suicide, however, I have heard stories of other people and their families that have had an experience with suicide and just reading about it makes me sad.

  17. WLKHS0303 October 13, 2016 at 4:20 pm
    WLKHS0303

    Yes my life has, my ex best friend tried to commit suicide over the summer. This didn’t impact our friendship though, another situation did.

  18. WLKHS0312 October 13, 2016 at 4:20 pm
    WLKHS0312

    Suicide has effected my life. Someone who is VERY close to me has tried to commit suicide but failed due to someone stopping them.

  19. wlkhs0311 October 13, 2016 at 4:19 pm
    wlkhs0311

    No, my life has not been affected by suicide and I sure hope it stays that way.

  20. WLKHS0204 October 13, 2016 at 2:37 pm
    WLKHS0204

    I dont know anyone who committed suicide but Ive seen posts online about it and it seems really hard for anyone who has been in the situation or for that persons family and friends

  21. WLKHS16 October 13, 2016 at 2:28 pm
    WLKHS16

    No, my life hasn’t been affected by suicide. Although I know families who have had children taking away from them in this matter and it’s really heartbreaking.

  22. WLKHS0215 October 13, 2016 at 2:28 pm
    WLKHS0215

    My life has not been affected by suicide because I have never been that sad to think if that.

  23. WLKHS0208 October 13, 2016 at 2:20 pm
    WLKHS0208

    My life has not been affected by suicide yet.

  24. WLKHS0205 October 13, 2016 at 2:20 pm
    WLKHS0205

    My life has never been affected by a completed suicide, but I have known many people who have tried and failed or who wanted to commit suicide. There have been many cases in my life where I have met people who threaten suicide to get what they want, and people who have been put into inpatient programs due to different reasons.

  25. WLKHS0206 October 13, 2016 at 2:18 pm
    WLKHS0206

    No, my life has never been affected by suicide and I am great-full for this.

  26. WLKHS0207 October 13, 2016 at 2:16 pm
    WLKHS0207

    No, my life has not been affected by suicide.

  27. WLKHS0202 October 13, 2016 at 2:16 pm
    WLKHS0202

    My life has not directly been affected by suicide but someone I know has been directly affected by suicide and I see to toll it take on someone.

  28. WLKHS021 October 13, 2016 at 2:14 pm
    WLKHS021

    My life has been affected by suicide. On January 18th, 2016 by best friend took his own life by jumping in front of a train. I love him very much and I hope he is doing OK where ever he is. He taught me many things the 5 years that I knew him. He is truly a blessing and one of the few things that makes me happy in this world.

  29. WLKH0212 October 13, 2016 at 2:13 pm
    WLKH0212

    No, my life has never been affected by suicide. Even though there are times in my life that are a struggle, i still find ways to fix the struggles.

  30. WLKKHS0211 October 13, 2016 at 2:13 pm
    WLKKHS0211

    My life has not been affected by suicide.

  31. wlkhs203 October 13, 2016 at 2:12 pm
    wlkhs203

    No my life has not been affected by suicide. But I’m concerned for one of my friends that says she is having trouble with her thoughts. Luckily sh stated talking to a therapist and is doing well.

  32. WLKHS0213 October 13, 2016 at 2:10 pm
    WLKHS0213

    My life personally has not been affected by suicide, although, I have a friend that has some issues that are very concerning to me. She frequently reaches out to me about it and I always make her realize that she is important to many people.

  33. WLKHS0210 October 13, 2016 at 2:10 pm
    WLKHS0210

    My life has been affected by suicide of one of my family members.

  34. WLKHS0219 October 13, 2016 at 2:07 pm
    WLKHS0219

    No, my life has never been affected by suicide

  35. WLKHS02 October 11, 2016 at 2:34 pm
    WLKHS02

    No, my life has never been affected by suicide because i enjoy the life i live regardless of the bumps I experience on the way

  36. jose venegas October 11, 2016 at 2:25 pm
    jose venegas

    No my life has not been affected by a suicide.

  37. WLKHS0109 October 11, 2016 at 2:19 pm
    WLKHS0109

    I have not personally known someone who has tried to commit suicide, but I know that someone in my immediate family has been personally affiliated with someone who had to be put on suicide watch. my family member was the first person that the person in danger would ask for, and my family member would tell me what it was like being in that situation.

  38. wlkhs0107 October 11, 2016 at 2:18 pm
    wlkhs0107

    My life has been affected by suicide, Some time ago I knew someone that took his life. It affected me and everyone around that person. When that person took his life I made myself a promise never to witness that again by helping people as much as I can.

  39. WLKHS0103 October 11, 2016 at 2:18 pm
    WLKHS0103

    My life has not been affected by suicide.

  40. WLKHS0113 October 11, 2016 at 2:18 pm
    WLKHS0113

    No, my life has never been affected by a suicide. However, I have heard of stories regarding suicide from my close friends’ families and other peers in school.

  41. WLKHS0106 October 11, 2016 at 2:18 pm
    WLKHS0106

    my life has not been effected by suicide.

  42. wlkhs0108 October 11, 2016 at 2:17 pm
    wlkhs0108

    I personally have not been affected by a suicide, but I do have friends that have been and it is extremely upsetting to see them go through.

  43. WLKHS0110 October 11, 2016 at 2:16 pm
    WLKHS0110

    My life has not been affected by a suicide but I know that two kids that attended Fordham Prep killed themselves

  44. WLKHS0101 October 11, 2016 at 2:16 pm
    WLKHS0101

    Luckily, I have not been affected by suicide so far in my life.

  45. wlkhs0104 October 11, 2016 at 2:11 pm
    wlkhs0104

    I know no one who has committed suicide or have any knowledge of someone with suicidal thoughts. Therefore, it doesn’t affect me.