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Social Issues: Suicide
Statistics: Not just a number
Information collected from:
National Institute of Health
Suicide on College Campuses:
The rate of Suicide is between .5 and 7.5 per 100,000 among college students.
There are more than 1,000 suicides on college campuses PER YEAR!
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages: 25-34 AND the Third leading cause amongst ages: 15-24. ( The First leading cause of college students is : Accidental deaths that are caused by or related to Alcohol)
One in ten college students have made a plan for suicide.
Lifetime thoughts of attempting suicide are reported to occur among 5 percent of Graduate students & 18 percent of under graduates.
Demographics of suicide: Highest to Lowest Rate
Lowest Rate: African American Women
Highest Rate of Suicide: White Males
( 84 Percent)
Second Highest Rate: Native Americans
Third Highest Rate: African Americans
Males are a 80 % of total Suicides & Women make up 20 %.
SUICIDE IS THE ELEVENTH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH ACROSS ALL AGES!
FIFTY-FOUR PERCENT OF SUICIDES ARE DONE BY FIRE ARMS. (GUNS)
EVERY YEAR 864,950 PEOPLE ATTEMPT SUICIDE, WHICH MEANS THAT ONE PERSON ATTEMPTS SUICIDE EVERY 38 SECONDS!
MORE THAN 395,000 PEOPLE ARE TREATED IN EMERGENCY ROOMS EVERY YEAR FOR SELF-INFLICTED INJURIES.
MORE PEOPLE DIE BY SUICIDE (34,598) THAN BY HOMICIDES (18,361) IN THE UNITED STATES ALONE!
Many reasons trigger suicide/ suicide attempts:
Drug/ Alcohol Abuse
Feeling Alienated by Society
Dramatic Changes in Ones life
Physical/ Mental Abuse
Self-Doubt/Lack of Confidence
Mental Health Issues
Behavioral signs :
Getting affairs in order ( making a will, paying off debt in a hurry)
Giving away property
Obtaining a weapon
Change in routine
When they say....
" Life isn't worth living"
" Nobody loves me!"
" My family/friends are better off without me!"
"You'll be sorry when I'm gone!"
" I'd be better off dead!"
Why do people turn to Suicide???
People turn to suicide when the emotional pain overwhelms their coping resources. Suicide is felt most often when people are in depths of depression, a common BUT treatable mental health concern.
There are MANY resources for help! If you or someone you know may have expressed signs of contemplating suicide, PLEASE TAKE THIS SERIOUS!
REMEMBER: THERE IS NO GOING BACK ONCE SOMEONE HAS CHOSE TO COMMIT SUICIDE!! SUICIDE IS A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO A TEMPORARY PROBLEM!
WHY GET HELP??
Once again... Suicide is a Permanent solution to a Temporary problem! I CANNOT stress this enough!
Many people who try to commit suicide & do not succeed, later look back at their attempt as being the very bottom of their depression.
In retrospect, most people are glad they were not successful!
Where do I or someone I know get help??
2. West Florida Hospital ( Pavilion)
8383 North Davis Hwy
Pensacola, Florida 32526
Open 24 hours a day/ 7 Days a week!
Has Emergency Evaluations and Emergency Admissions Available!
Escambia County: Pensacola, Florida:
1221 West Lakeview Ave
Pensacola, Florida 32501
Open 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week!
Suicide Prevention hotlines: National Suicide prevention Line 1- (800)- 273- 8255 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week spanish and english speaking www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Crisis Call Center
( Suicide Prevention & Crisis Hotline)
1- (800)- 273-8255
24 hours a day/ 7 days a week
ALL SERVICES ARE FREE OF CHARGE & AVALIABLE TO ANYONE IN ANY CRISIS!
WHERE CAN I GO ON PSC CAMPUS??
ACTIVE MINDS AT PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE
YOU CAN JOIN THEM EVERY 2ND & 4TH WEDNESDAY FROM 3-4PM
PLEASE CHECK FACEBOOK: FACEBOOK.COM/ACTIVEMINDSPSC
EMAIL ANY QUESTIONS TO:
ABOVE ALL, LOVE YOURSELF! IF YOU DO NOT LOVE YOURSELF FIRST, YOU CANNOT FULLY LOVE ANOTHER!
" ALLOW YOUR PAIN TO BIRTH YOUR PURPOSE. EVOLVE TO A STRONGER BEING BY USING YOUR PAST AS A STAIRWAY TO A GREATER PLACE!"
" INNER HAPPINESS & SELF LOVE IS THE CORE OF A HAPPY SOUL!"
"CONFIDENCE IS POWER! "
ABOVE ALL, LOVE YOURSELF! IF Y