Sunday, December 28, 2014

Suicide

http://www.texassuicideprevention.org/

For some people the holidays can be a bad time.  They remember previous holidays and good times they used to have, but don't have anymore.  Perhaps a loved one has died, or they have lost their job.  Sometime such problems will cause people to contemplate suicide.  Then it becomes our problem.

1. Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself
2. Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or
obtaining a gun
3. Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
The website I linked to provides these three things that  might be indications that a person is planning on suicide.  When you respond to a domestic violence call, or other disturbance, be aware that it could involve a suicidal person.  Also be aware that some suicidal people want the police to kill them, so take precautions.  Suicide is usually preventable; that's what the SGT Says.

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