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  • All of us who care about Eudora Schools want to make sure that our learning community is safe and healthy for every single student. Thank you for your partnership in understanding and embracing the role you can play in suicide prevention.

     

    Mental health professionals agree that recognizing common warning signs of someone who is at risk of suicide is a critical step in preventing suicide deaths. According to suicide prevention experts, these signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has recently increased in frequency or intensity, and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change:

    • Talking about wanting to die or kill oneself
    • Looking for ways to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun
    • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
    • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
    • Talking about being a burden to others
    • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
    • Acting anxious or agitated, or behaving recklessly
    • Sleeping too little or too much
    • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
    • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
    • Displaying extreme mood swings

     

    If you think you or someone you know needs help, the following suicide prevention resources are available 24/7:

    • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
    • Headquarters Counseling Center: 785-841-2345
    • Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center: 785-843-9192
    • Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741741

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