September is National Suicide Awareness Month. It is time to inform and engage the general public about suicide prevention and warning signs of suicide. Whether you’ve had a personal experience with suicide or not, each individual has a part to play in suicide prevention. With Suicide Awareness Day being on Tuesday, September 10th, take a minute to learn the warning signs of suicide.
- Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself
- Looking for a way 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; behaving recklessly
- Sleeping too little or too much
- Withdrawing or feeling isolated
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
- Displaying extreme mood swings
Fremont County has the second-highest rate of suicide in the state of Wyoming. Even though County suicide deaths in 2018 reached the lowest number in 18 years, being aware of warning signs is an important step in preventing suicide.
For Suicide and Mental Health Resources for Fremont County, click here.
Wyoming Suicide Prevention Resource Guide