Suicide and Violence Help Thread

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    May 13, 2010 5:15 AM GMT
    [message me links to add if you know of any not listed here]

    Suicide
    The Trevor Project. A suicide prevention project targeted towards LGBT youth.
    www.thetrevorproject.org

    http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/
    http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
    http://www.suicide.org/
    Night Falls Fast (book): http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/j/jamison-night.html

    This is the West Australian branch,
    http://www.thesamaritans.org.au/
    US Branch
    http://www.thesamaritans.org


    Hotlines
    US- http://suicidehotlines.com/ or http://suicidehotlines.net/
    World- http://suicidehotlines.com/international.html

    survivor support groups, suicide support groups and family support groups
    http://www.survivorsofsuicide.com/
    http://www.suicidology.org/
    http://www.parentsofsuicide.com/
    http://halfofus.com
    http://teenforce.net

    Domestic Violence
    National Domestic Violence Hotline
    1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
    1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

    Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project: 1-800-832-1901
    http://www.gmdvp.org/

    Domestic Violence Resources for the LGBTQ Community
    http://lesbianlife.about.com/od/lesbianhealth/a/DVResources.htm

    Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network:
    rainn.org; 1.800.656.HOPE

    Violence

    Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE); covering even those normally not mentioned when we think of "domestic violence" (e.g. men, lesbian, gays, etc.):
    http://www.safe4all.org/

    Their resource list, specifically:
    http://www.safe4all.org/resource-list/

    National Sexual Violence Resource Center:
    http://www.nsvrc.org/

    NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault:
    http://www.nycagainstrape.org/
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    May 13, 2010 2:40 PM GMT
    That's a great list of services, hopefully it will stay on the top of the forum for a while so everyone can see it.
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    May 13, 2010 2:44 PM GMT

    Is this meant for someone in particular or are you just flexing kindness and concern?
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    May 13, 2010 2:46 PM GMT
    jim_e saidThat's a great list of services, hopefully it will stay on the top of the forum for a while so everyone can see it.


    Agreed.

    Even big strong macho masculine men can run into trouble that is beyond their control and there are people/organizations out there to help.

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    May 13, 2010 2:50 PM GMT
    Hillie said
    Is this meant for someone in particular or are you just flexing kindness and concern?
    Almost both...a thread last night motivated me to go ahead and post it, but I've been meaning to post it for a while. It's been a huge help in another forum I frequent, and has turned into a very successful online support group.
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    May 13, 2010 2:58 PM GMT

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    May 13, 2010 3:24 PM GMT
    A big problem with suicide and depression is that it's kept to the person. A lot of people will withdraw or stand off when it comes to social interaction so watch out for everyone you know that somehow isn't "themselves". It might be a bad day or the start of something progressive but it is appreciated when you know that someone is looking out for you.

    If you know that things in your life are hard for you to deal with, you need to talk or write to somebody or yourself because nothing is solved thinking that nothing is going to work out when what you can do instead is to have an objective point of view to help problem solve. Acknowledgment and awareness are incredibly positive actions.

    Suicide is a long term solution to a short term problem.
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    May 13, 2010 3:56 PM GMT
    jim_e saidA big problem with suicide and depression is that it's kept to the person. A lot of people will withdraw or stand off when it comes to social interaction so watch out for everyone you know that somehow isn't "themselves".
    I'm very bad about being standoff-ish when I'm depressed. With confirmed ADHD and unconfirmed SAD and Anxiety, depression really fucks me up in the wintertime if it gets and stays cold for too long. This past winter threw me for a loop...hardly remember anything except how cold and dreary it was between Jan-Mar. But, this thread (on the other forum) helped me pull through ok.
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    May 13, 2010 6:55 PM GMT
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    May 22, 2010 11:39 AM GMT
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    May 22, 2010 11:48 AM GMT
    Hold on...Hold on....

    morning wood....

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    God help me!!
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    May 22, 2010 11:57 AM GMT
    Mystic_Man saidHold on...Hold on....

    morning wood....

    lol

    God help me!!
    So you're wanting me to hold on to your morning wood?
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    Jun 20, 2010 9:41 PM GMT
    You just never know in who's life "You Make a Difference".

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    Jun 21, 2010 5:10 AM GMT
    I'll gladly bump a topic like this to the top.
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    Jun 22, 2010 7:20 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidYou just never know in who's life "You Make a Difference".

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    Jun 22, 2010 7:23 PM GMT
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    Jun 27, 2010 12:32 AM GMT
    Copied from WebMD, June 26, 2010
    http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/depression-recognizing-signs-of-suicide

    Recognizing the Warning Signs of Suicide


    SUICIDE WARNING -- Depression carries a high risk of suicide. Anybody who expresses suicidal thoughts or intentions should be taken very seriously. Do not hesitate to call your local suicide hotline immediately. Call 800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433) or 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) -- or the deaf hotline at 800-799-4889.

    If you or someone you love has clinical depression, it's important to recognize the warning signs of suicide. Suicide prevention is highly possible. And there are signs to look for that say someone may be contemplating a suicide attempt.
    You Don't Have to Live With Depression

    Understand the symptoms of depression, from sadness to hopelessness to headache.

    * Depression Myths and Facts
    * What’s Causing Your Depression?
    * Getting Help: Where You Can Look
    * Questions to Ask Your Doctor
    * 18 Positive Steps to Feel Better

    © 2009 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved.

    The best way to prevent suicide with clinical depression is to know the risk factors for suicide and to recognize the warning signs of suicide. Take these signs seriously. Know how to respond to them. It could save someone's life.
    How prevalent is suicide?

    Suicide is a potentially preventable public health problem. It accounts for more than 1% of all deaths in the U.S. each year. In 2001, suicide was the 11th leading cause of death in the U.S.

    Among young people aged 15 to 24, suicide is the third most common cause of death. Four times as many men die by suicide as women. And 73% of all suicide deaths are white males.
    Are there risk factors for suicide?

    Risk factors for thoughts of suicide can vary with age, gender, and ethnic group. And risk factors often occur in combinations.

    Over 90% of people who die by suicide have clinical depression or another diagnosable mental disorder. Many times, people who die by suicide have a substance abuse problem. Often they have that problem in combination with other mental disorders.

    Adverse or traumatic life events in combination with other risk factors, such as clinical depression, may lead to suicide. But suicide and suicidal behavior are never normal responses to stress.

    Other risk factors for suicide include:

    * One or more prior suicide attempts
    * Family history of mental disorder or substance abuse
    * Family history of suicide
    * Family violence
    * Physical or sexual abuse
    * Keeping firearms in the home
    * Incarceration
    * Exposure to the suicidal behavior of others


    Are there warning signs of suicide?

    Warning signs that someone may be thinking about or planning to commit suicide include:


    * Always talking or thinking about death
    * Clinical depression -- deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating -- that gets worse
    * Having a "death wish," tempting fate by taking risks that could lead to death such as driving fast or running red lights
    * Losing interest in things one used to care about
    * Making comments about being hopeless, helpless, or worthless
    * Putting affairs in order, tying up loose ends, changing a will
    * Saying things like "it would be better if I wasn't here" or "I want out"
    * Sudden, unexpected switch from being very sad to being very calm or appearing to be happy
    * Talking about suicide or killing one's self
    * Visiting or calling people to say goodbye

    Be especially concerned if a person is exhibiting any of these warning signs and has attempted suicide in the past. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, between 20% and 50% of people who commit suicide have had a previous attempt.

    What should I do if someone has signs of suicide and clinical depression?

    First, if someone you know appears to be depressed and is contemplating suicide, take that person seriously. Listen to what he or she is saying. Take the initiative to ask that person what he or she is planning. But don't attempt to argue him or her out of committing suicide. Rather, let the person know that you care and understand and are listening. Avoid statements like: "You have so much to live for."

    If someone you know appears to be depressed and talks about suicide, makes a suicidal gesture, or attempts suicide, take it as a serious emergency. Listen to the person, but don't try to argue with him or her. Seek immediate help from a health care professional.

    Depressed people are often suicidal. It is a key symptom of the disease. Some studies show that the neurotransmitter serotonin plays a central role in the neurobiology of suicide. Researchers have found lower levels of serotonin in the brainstem and cerebrospinal fluid of suicidal individuals.

    In addition, suicidal behavior sometimes runs in families. Remember, any talk of suicide is always an emergency. Have the person talk with a health care professional immediately.
    Where can I seek help for suicide and depression?

    Encourage the person to seek the help of a mental health professional. Because the person probably doesn't think it's possible to be helped, you'll probably have to be persistent and go with that person.

    If your loved one appears to be in imminent danger of committing suicide, do not leave him or her alone. Remove any weapons or drugs he or she could use. Accompany him or her to the nearest emergency room.

    During treatment, be supportive. Help the person remember to take antidepressant medications and to continue any other therapy that's been prescribed.

    Being a true friend mean showing tough love. And that tough love may be in he form of getting your friend into some kind of clinical help setting.

    Remember, mental illneses (i.e. depression) are medical conditions. These are not indications of character, honesty, or integrity. They are just like a "stuffy nose" where there are treatment options. Don't allow stigma to keep you from finding the best and happiest you.

    Good luck! Please feel free to converse with me in private via email if I might be able to provide further guidance.
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    Jul 09, 2010 1:26 AM GMT
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    GAMRican saidYou just never know in who's life "You Make a Difference".




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    Sep 23, 2010 7:49 AM GMT
    "Never choose a permanent solution to a temporary problem."

    Suicide is a permanent "solution" to temporary problems.