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Stressed, Depressed, Thoughts Of Suicide?

Posted on 05 August 2011 by Monica Zech

Please read this section carefully – there is hope, and a lot of people do care about you…including me!
Suicide affects not only the individual. The devastating impact reaches far beyond those who take their own lives.
People in suicidal danger should call 911. Help is also available by calling the County’s Access and Crisis Line at (800) 479-3339 or visiting www.Up2SD.org.
A new website ; www.ToughTimesSD.org offers information, resources and help to men who might be going through some very difficult times in their lives.Risk factors of suicide include talking of hurting or killing oneself, divorce, separation, family stress, loss of health, job or home, increasing alcohol or drug use, and isolation from family and friends.
“When people feel hopeless, helpless, and desperate, they might feel no sense of future, no way to make it better,” said Jeff Rowe, Supervising Psychiatrist for the County Mental Health Services. “When a friend or a loved one comes to you for help, take it seriously. Ask if he or she is having thoughts of suicide or ending it all. That simple conversation can make the difference between life and death.”
People in suicidal danger should call 911. Help is also available by calling the County’s Access and Crisis Line at (800) 479-3339 or visiting www.Up2SD.org.
Outreach On The Suicide Issue:
  • A group that should be invited to speak in ALL schools, especially high schools, is the Light for Life Foundation. They have excellent speakers – all with a powerful message to students on suicide prevention. For more information about their program and speakers please call their local office at (760) 635-5904.  Keep the following information handy: Call the San Diego 24 hour Crisis Hotline at 1(800)479-3339, or the National Hotline at 1(888)SUICIDE, (784-2433) *If you are in need and don’t know how to ask for help please call their hotlines.
*Also visit their web site Yellow Ribbon San Diego. Suicide is the number one cause of un-natural death in San Diego county…especially among pre-teens, teens & seniors.

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