Phone: 469-850-3337 | Fax: 855-554-2621

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Suicide is a form of self –directed behavior that results in death.

Suicide attempt: A non-fatal, self-directed, potentially injurious behavior with an intent to die as a result of the behavior; might not result in injury.
Suicide Idea: Thinking about, considering, or planning suicide.

(Click here for details https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/definitions.html)

Facts about Suicide

  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Americans overall and the second leading cause of death among young people aged 10–34.
  • Suicide rates increased more than 30 percent in half of states since 1999.
  • In 2016, nearly 45,000 lives were lost to suicide across the United States
  • More than 1.3 million adults self-reported a suicide attempt.
  • Almost 10 million adults self-reported serious thoughts of suicide. (Click here https://www.cdc.gov/Features/PreventingSuicide/index.html)

Suicide Risk Factors

  • Mental disorders, particularly mood disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and certain personality disorders
  • Alcohol and other substance use disorders
  • Hopelessness
  • Impulsive and/or aggressive tendencies
  • History of trauma or abuse
  • Major physical illnesses
  • Previous suicide attempt(s)
  • Family history of suicide
  • Job or financial loss (Click for details https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/how-we-can-all-prevent-suicide/)

Suicide Warning Signs

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, like searching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Extreme mood swings (Click here https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/how-we-can-all-prevent-suicide/)

Protective Factors

  • Skills in problem-solving, conflict resolution, and nonviolent ways of handling disputes
  • Effective clinical care for mental, physical, and substance abuse disorders
  • Easy access to various clinical interventions and support
  • Family and community support (connectedness)
  • Cultural or religious beliefs that discourage suicide and support seeking help (For details click here https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/riskprotectivefactors.html)

Resources

  • Psychiatric and Emergency Assistance *EMERGENCY 911
  • ADAPT Mobile Crisis: 1-866-260-8000
  • Dallas Police NON EMERGENCY: 214-744-4444
  • Green Oaks Hospital: 972-991-9504
  • Parkland Psychiatry Emergency: 214-590-8761
  • Poison Help: 1-800-222-1222

    Spanish Helpline: 972-233-2428

    Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas: 214-828-1000