DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE

Activity

Warning Signs

Time of Year

May – SADD Calendar
Any time of year

Summary

Every 17 minutes, someone in America commits suicide, and for every completed suicide, there are approximately 25 attempts. These sobering statistics from the American Association of Suicidology illustrate the increasing need for suicide awareness and prevention.

Objective

To promote awareness about the issue
of suicide

What to do

  1. Click here to download the Warning Signs handout. Copy and distribute to share with peers the fact sheet about the warning signs of suicide.
  2. Hang the fact sheets, create table tents, or utilize a SADD bulletin board or the school newspaper to disseminate information.
  3. Research SADD’s online archive of newsletters for articles or pullout sections to copy and share, e.g., the Winter 2003 edition of Decisions features a “Mental Health and Today’s Teens” pullout section for more information.

 

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