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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.
Upcoming Events
May 6
Huddle House, 120 Airport Rd W, Fort Payne, AL 35968, USA       Google Map
Mon 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May 14
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Tue 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jun 3
Huddle House, 120 Airport Rd W, Fort Payne, AL 35968, USA       Google Map
Mon 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jun 11
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Tue 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jul 1
Huddle House, 120 Airport Rd W, Fort Payne, AL 35968, USA       Google Map
Mon 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jul 9
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Tue 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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1 week ago
The SAM Foundation

Did you know that when sunlight enters your eyes, it stimulates the parts of your retina that cues your brain to produce serotonin.

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Did you know that when sunlight enters your eyes, it stimulates the parts of your retina that cues your brain to produce serotonin. 

#mentalhealthmonday #mentalhealthtips #resources #sunshine 

Credit: @oxfordcbt
2 weeks ago
The SAM Foundation

The SAM Foundation is looking forward to being a part of this wonderful event. Join us May 4th for Community Mental Health Awareness Day @ Fort Payne Church of Christ!

Admission is FREE! All are welcome!Everyone Welcome!

Key Speakers are as follows:
Vernie Slaton topic TBA
Don G. Brock “Myths of Counseling”
Jimmy Holland “My Faith and My Mental Health”
Cindy Warren- topic TBA
Lia Hopper “Never Give Up”
Beth Marczynski- Dementia Care
Rickey Robin Pack topic TBA
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The SAM Foundation is looking forward to being a part of this wonderful event. Join us May 4th for Community Mental Health Awareness Day @ Fort Payne Church of Christ! 

Admission is FREE! All are welcome!
2 weeks ago
The SAM Foundation

This month's QPR Training is TONIGHT! It is not too late to register!

Increase your awareness of the warning signs, clues and suicidal communications of people who may be considering suicide and learn how to intervene with at risk individuals. The fundamentals of QPR are easily learned, and like CPR, may save a life. 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

💻Click Here:
samfound.networkforgood.com/events/69282-april-virtual-qpr

#QPR #suicidepreventiontraning #VirtualTrainings #freetraining #ContinuingEducation
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This months QPR Training is TONIGHT! It is not too late to register!

Increase your awareness of the warning signs, clues and suicidal communications of people who may be considering suicide and learn how to intervene with at risk individuals. The fundamentals of QPR are easily learned, and like CPR, may save a life. 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

💻Click Here:
https://samfound.networkforgood.com/events/69282-april-virtual-qpr

#QPR #suicidepreventiontraning #VirtualTrainings #freetraining #ContinuingEducation

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