September is Suicide Awareness Month

Have you or anyone you know experienced any the following signs or symptoms:

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.
Withdrawn or feeling isolated.
Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
Displaying extreme mood swings.
Preoccupation with death.
Suddenly happier, calmer after a period of depression
Loss of interest in things one cares about.
Visiting or calling people to say goodbye.
Making arrangements; setting one’s affairs in order.
Giving things away, such as prized possessions.

A PERSON WHO IS SUICIDAL URGENTLY NEEDS TO SEE A MEDICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL. PLEASE VISIT YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM OR CALL 911.

For individuals experiencing any of these symptoms or signs, you can contact KANZA Mental Health and Guidance Center for further support and guidance at 785-742-7113.