The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows a steady increase in suicide mortality between 1999 and 2018. A recent study reports the percentage of young adults seriously considering suicide increased from 10.7% to 25.5% since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to identify signs of suicide risk, ask the right questions without fear and find help for those in need.
Identify at least four common signs of suicide risk.
Ask at least four questions of someone who might be suicidal to determine if more help is needed.
Identify local and national resources which can be used to support people who are considering suicide.
List at three things you can do to address distress after responding to suicide risk.