Suicide is preventable

There is HOPE! Know the signs, change the stats!

What Are The Suicide Warning Signs?

Someone who is thinking about suicide will usually give some clues to those around them that show they are troubled. Suicide prevention starts with recognising these warning signs and treating them seriously.

Words

Someone thinking about suicide might talk about the following things:

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Words

• Killing themselves
• Feeling hopeless
• Having no reason to live
• Being a burden to others
• Feeling trapped
• Unbearable pain
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Behavior

Behaviors that may signal risk, especially if related to painful event, loss or change:

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Behavior

• Withdrawing from activities
• Isolating from family and friends
• Increased use of alcohol or drugs
• Looking for a way to end their lives, such as searching online for methods
• Sleeping too much or too little
• Visiting or calling people to say goodbye
• Giving away prized possessions
• Aggression
• Fatigue
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Emotions

People considering suicide often display one or more of following moods:

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Emotions

• Depression
• Anxiety
• Loss of interest
• Irritability
• Humiliation/Shame
• Agitation/Anger
• Relief/Sudden Improvement
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How Can I Get Involved ?

The SAM Foundation provides programs to prevent suicide through public awareness and education and works to serve as a resource to those who have been affected by suicide. Would you like to get involved?

Educate

We promote and facilitate a variety of training programs to educate gatekeepers in our local communities.

Elevate

We sponsor and promote awareness events across our local communities and the region.

Support

We work to support those impacted by suicide as well as organizations involved in the suicide prevention community.

Upcoming Events

You can join us at the following events that are promoted by the SAM foundation.
QPR Youth Training NCL Class of 2023
QPR Youth Training NCL Class of 2023

May 4, 4:00pm - May 4, 6:00pm

The SAM Foundation
Fort Payne, AL  35967 Map

Julie Smith, SAM Foundation Georgia Program Coordinator, hosts a special QPR Youth training event in Milton, Georgia for the National Charity League Class of 2023.

QPR Training for Suicide Prevention
QPR Training for Suicide Prevention

Jun 3, 3:00pm - Jun 3, 5:00pm

East Central Alabama Area Health Education Center
1409 Springfield Ave
Gadsden, AL  35903 Map

QPR Training for youth involved with the East Central Area Health Education Center

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk Training (AMSR)
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk Training (AMSR)

Jun 14, 8:00am - Jun 14, 4:00pm

DeKalb County Children's Advocacy Center
104 Alabama Ave NW / PO Box 680173
Fort Payne, AL  35968 Map

The SAM Foundation is sponsoring a free one day training workshop for mental health professionals that will help them better assess suicide risk, plan treatment, and manage the ongoing care of clients at-risk for suicide. For more details regarding AMSR Training visit www.sprc.org/resources-programs/assessing-and-managing-suicide-risk-core-competencies-mental-heal...... See MoreSee Less

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