The holiday season is usually a time for gratitude and thanksgiving, but for some the blessings are hard to recognize

The good news is that suicide rates actually decrease during the holidays, and the lower incidence of suicides is now thought to be related to family time and the support this generates. Hold your loved ones close, listen, and be aware of the warning signs.

Whether you’ve had a personal experience with suicide or not, we all have a part to play in suicide prevention. With Thanksgiving a day away, take a minute to learn the warning signs of suicide. Together we can be alert to our loved ones and help prevent suicide.

  • 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
  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online
  • Or buying a gun


Resources:

For Suicide and Mental Health Resources for Fremont County, click here.

Wyoming Suicide Prevention Resource Guide

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Fremont County Prevention Partnership!