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     Suicide Warning Signs

    • Talking about feeling hopeless
    • Talking about feeling trapped or in pain
    • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself
    • Looking for a way to kill oneself
    • 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 feeling isolated
    • Showing rage or seeking revenge
    • Displaying extreme mood swings
    • Giving away personally cherished items

    If you are experiencing any of the warning signs:

    • Contact your doctor
    • Go see your minister
    • Go to your school counselor
    • Call a suicide prevention hotline

    1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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    Washtenaw Alive Resource List:  Comprehensive list of local agencies to assist with suicide and mental health issues

    National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide

    Michigan Mental Health Network:  List of private therapists 

    The Veterans Administration Crisis Line:  The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 for help.

    Women's Center of Southeast Michigan:  Looking for help with depression or other mental illness? This list compiled by the Women’s Center of Southeast Michigan includes service providers on a sliding scale.

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resources:  Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, discrimination, homophobia, violence, gender nonconformity, self-esteem issues, societal attitudes, family, religion and school, all are risk factors uniquely molded within the LGBT community. 

    LivingWorks: The world’s leading provider of suicide intervention training. Their primary focus is improving helper competencies to intervene with persons at risk of suicide.

    Suicide Prevention Resource Center:  Promoting a public health approach to suicide prevention

    AAS: American Association of Suicidology:  AAS is a leader in the advancement of scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education and training, the development of standards and resources, and survivor support services

    Suicide Prevention Resources from the CDC  

    University of Michigan's Depression Center:  Family Education workshops offer patients and their families a chance to learn about depression and bipolar disorder, to gather information about risk factors, treatments, family impact, and healthy ways of communicating with one another.

    Family Crisis Center of Washtenaw:  Grief groups/support groups/community support, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, family/couple/individual therapy. Call Edwina at (734) 255-8082 or Kathy at (734) 660-7059 for more information.

    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    Phone: 212-363-3500 (local contact)
    Phone: 810-229-4266
    email: survivoroutreachMI@gmail.com

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