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Help raise funds to prevent teen suicide Info for Parents of Suicide Attempters You are NOT alone. Others have survived. In memory of those who died by suicide

Warning signs of suicide Help Resources
  • Previous suicide attempt
  • Family history of suicide or attempted suicide
  • A psychiatric disorder, such as depression or bipolar disorder
  • Making statements about feeling helpless, hopeless or worthless
  • Showing a loss of interest in activities
  • Impulsive or risk-taking behavior, including drug and alcohol abuse, speeding and cutting oneself
  • Talking about death or a preoccupation with what happens when people die
  • Giving away valued possessions
  • Making references to being a “burden” on other people

Source: Mental Health Association in Delaware

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline,(800) 273-TALK. Although it is a national number, callers are directed to a local resource for intervention and counseling resources. In 2008, Delaware’s ContactLifeline received more than 2,500 calls through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network.

Delaware Project LIFE(Living Is for Everyone),www.getrightsideup.org or www.delteenspace.org. This program is aimed at teens in Delaware, encouraging them to find balance in their life and seek out help for themselves or someone they love.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center, www.sprc.org

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, www.afsp.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness in Delaware,
www.namide.org or 427-0787 (New Castle County), 744-9356 (Kent County), 226-3334 (Sussex County)

Mental Health Association in Delaware, www.mhainde.org, 654-6833 or (800) 287-6423

Half of Us, www.halfofus.com. This site offers tips, stories and prevention for college students facing mental health issues, including drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, depression and more.

Steps for Steph,
www.stepsforsteph.com this site offers mental health information for teens and their families.

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