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Suicide

Suicide
Anyone is at risk of suicide but certain young people are more vulnerable than others.  If a person close to them has died and also where they died by suicide.  They often already have mental health problems.  If they have become addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Possible Warning Signs
Sometimes they do not show any signs that they intend to take their own life.  However, some often do, they may;

You may notice them saying goodbye to you and other people
They join in, in online suicide chat rooms and view pro suicide websites
They lack a reason for living
They may start to give away their possessions
They start to use alcohol and drugs more than usual
You may notice subtle changes in their personality, mood, eating habits and sleep patterns
They may start to write or draw about death or suicide
These are just some you may spot.
Things To Remember
One person's death can affect so many people it spreads throughout family and friends, many struggle to come to terms with it.

Most suicidal people do not want to die, they cannot seem to live with the pain they are experiencing any longer

If you can talk to them you could actually save a life, they could reach out to you for support.


REMEMBER - Help Is Always at hand
Confide in a friend, talk to a parent, teacher or visit one of the websites below

The Tomorrow Project was set up at the end of 2012 in response to a number of completed suicides in and around the community of East Leake on the Leicestershire/Nottinghamshire border.

It was established through the partnership of Harmless, a national self harm and suicide prevention support service.

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, trained counsellors are on hand to support you.

Every day, we respond to around 10,000 calls for help. No judgement. No pressure. We're here for anyone who needs someone.

If you’re feeling so down that you can’t see a way out, you are not alone. Lots of people have felt like this and – with help – managed to get through it. However bad you are feeling right now, there is a lot of help out there for you.

The Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

Our advisers are all trained to help you focus on staying safe from suicide. Their training enables them to provide advice and support that may help you to move forward and stay alive.