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How to Save a Life: Stopping Death by Suicide

Suicide : Nobody knows how to truly save a life from suicide but we want to make sure you are familiar with some context and techniques dedicated to the prevention and awareness of certain triggers and scenarios.

Info-Graphic: Suicide across the United States.

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For all of those reading, we understand that suicide really translates into more than just a word. Idiomatically and unfortunately suicide represents the literal opposite of dodging a bullet. For those contemplating suicide, it really may mean one is on their last legs. The simple thought of it leaves a bad taste in your mouth. These euphemisms and honestly nothing in the English language compares to the reality of suicide but the following tips may mean the difference between life and death.

What are The Signs? (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

  • If the person talks about: Killing themselves. Feeling hopeless. Having no reason to live. Being a burden to others. Feeling trapped. Unbearable pain.
  • Behavior: Increased use of alcohol or drugs. Looking for a way to end their lives, such as searching online for methods. Withdrawing from activities. Isolating from family and friends. Sleeping too much or too little. Visiting or calling people to say goodbye. Giving away prized possessions. Aggression. Fatigue.
  • Mood: Depression, Anxiety, Loss of interest, Irritability, Humiliation/Shame, Agitation/Anger, Relief/Sudden Improvement

Strategies of Prevention (CDC)

  • Stable housing and finances.
  • Reduce access to lethal means among persons at risk of suicide.
  • Create healthy organizational policies and culture.
  • Reduce substance use through community-based policies and practices.
  • Cover mental health conditions in health insurance policies.
  • Increase provider availability in underserved areas.
  • Provide rapid and remote access to help.
  • Teach parenting skills to improve family relationship.
  • Provide therapeutic approaches.
  • Document a Stanley Brown Safety Plan.

While we all know there exists no surefire way for preventing suicide. At best we hope to provide resources for combatting the ideation of and death by suicide. Here are some outlets for immediate circumstances, call 988 (Suicide and Crisis Lifeline) text 741 741(Crisis Text Line,) the former also includes a chat option.



The primary reasons for the increase in suicide across the US range from underdiagnosis in mental health care to structural barriers in care to stereotypes or discrimination across those with poor mental health demographics. The study declares that suicide cannot be determined by single factors. The disparities across states chalk up to a lack of mental health screening, inadequate investment in social services, and the inability of many people to pay for mental health treatment.

Old Macdonald Had Depression

According to Josie Rudolphi farmers in the United States wrestle with higher concerns of suicide than before. Here are the reasons.

  • High input costs, meaning costs for things like fertilizer, seeds, or feeds.
  • Unpredictable weather concerns.
  • Living in mental health care shortage areas.
  • Stigma against seeking mental health care assistance.
  • For older farmers, prior health concerns increased the rate of suicide.
  • For younger male farmers with relationship issues showed increased death by suicide.

Here’s the article for a more in depth look.

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Spiderman PTSD: This article relays the trauma the fictional character Spiderman suffers from after losing his powers. Though it is fiction, it still remains very understandable.

Faster Anti-Depressants: This article introduces the alternative of faster acting anti-depressants. In the past, prevalent anti-depressants took longer than 4 weeks and had serious side effects.

European Anti-Depressants: Here’s a look at antidepressants usage in Europe. Currently, none of the data show that usage is linked to overall happiness in European countries.

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