Suicide Prevention

Warning signs list:

Persons who are considering suicide generally display symptoms of depression. These signs may include but not be limited to the following:

        • Sudden radical changes in mood, particularly depression
        • Increasingly self-deprecating remarks
        • Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness
        • Increased use of alcohol or drugs
        • Giving away of cherished items
        • Making goodbyes
        • Serious withdrawal from activities and significant persons
        • Persistent discussions of death
        • Self-destructive or high risk behavior
        • Previous attempts of suicide
        • Identification with someone who has committed suicide
        • Statements of a desire to explore or complete suicide

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation Web site:

PowerPoint Presentations for the Public to read:

        General Gatekeeper Training

        Clergy Gatekeeper Training

        Teacher Gatekeeper Training

        Criminal Justice