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September is Suicide Prevention Month

From Carolee Lloyd, community education manager
Tj Health Columbia Behavioral Health Unit

September is suicide prevention awareness month and the new Behaviorial Health Unit of Tj Health Columbia is sharing warning signs that could indicate when a person is in trouble.
A little bit of knowledge could save a life, key warning signs follow.

Know the warning signs of suicide:
Appearing depressed or sad most of the time.
Talking or writing about death or suicide.
Withdrawing from family and friends.
Feeling hopeless.
Feeling helpless.
Feeling strong rage or anger.
Feeling trapped like there is no way out of a situation.
Experiencing dramatic mood changes.
Abusing drugs or alcohol.
Experiencing a change in sleeping habits.
Experiencing a change in eating habits.
Giving away possessions. Writing a will.
Acting impulsively or recklessly.
Losing interest in most activities.
Performing poorly at work or in school.
Exhibiting a change in personality.
Feeling excessive guilt or shame.
Pay attention to what is not being said. Watch. Ask. Listen.

For more information contact Carolee Lloyd,
Community education manager
Tj Health Columbia Behavioral health unit
Columbia, ky 42728

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