Know The Signs

The 6 Warning Signs of Suicide

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Silence

Won’t Talk At All

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Anxiety

FEELING STRESSED, ANXIOUS, AND OVERWHELMED

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HAPPY TO SAD

GOES FROM BEING HAPPY TO SAD AND REMAINS THERE

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HARMING SELF

TENDENCIES TO INFLICT PHYSICAL HARM TO SELF

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Self Destruction

DRUGS AND NOT CARING ABOUT GRADES

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Dark Place

SAYS “I’M IN A DARK PLACE” BUT CANNOT BE PUT INTO WORDS

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Hello.

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I’m Fine.

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I’m Tired.

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If you are in need of immediate assistance or know someone that is, please contact the Georgia Crisis Access Line at 1-800-715-4225 or text 741 741.

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SUICIDE RATES

Suicide rates (deaths per 100,000) have been increasing in the U.S., in the South, and in Georgia’s suicide rates have typically been under the national average over the last 10 years, while the South’s rates are over the national average.

IN 2016, SUICIDE IN GEORGIA WAS THE…

2ND leading cause of death for ages 10-14 & 25-34
3RD leading cause of death for ages 15-24
4TH leading cause of death for ages 35-44 & 45-54
10TH leading cause of death for ages 55-64
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SUICIDE IDEATION & ATTEMPTS

6th – 12th GRADE GEORGIA PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS

When asked about the past 12 months during the following academic years, about 9% report seriously considering attempting, about 4% report attempting at least once, and less than 1% attempting more than 5 times. However, about 17% of students who have attempted in the past 12 months have done so more than 5 times.
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24% Female

NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO, ALL RACES
HISPANIC OR LATINO, ALL RACES
ASIAN, ALL ETHNICITIES
BLACK OR AA, NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO
BLACK OR AA, ALL ETHNICITIES
WHITE, NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO
WHITE, HISPANIC OR LATINO
WHITE, ALL ETHNICITIES
TOTAL FEMALE SUICIDES

76% Male

NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO, ALL RACES
HISPANIC OR LATINO, ALL RACES
ASIAN, ALL ETHNICITIES
BLACK OR AA, NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO
BLACK OR AA, ALL ETHNICITIES
WHITE, NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO
WHITE, HISPANIC OR LATINO
WHITE, ALL ETHNICITIES
TOTAL MALE SUICIDES

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If you are in need of immediate assistance or know someone that is, please contact the Georgia Crisis Access Line at 1-800-715-4225 or text 741 741.

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