Oakley has suffered seven suicides already this year. None of them shared anything in common except the choice to escape their pain via suicide. The following was presented in the “Oakley Outreach”, the City’s weekly e-newsletter. To join the mailing list
Did you know that eight out of ten suicide victims give definite warning signs prior to their attempt. Suicide transcends all ages beginning with adolescence, all ethnicities and cultures, all socio-economic groups, and all religions, as well as gender, sexual orientation, and ablebodiness.
There’s a myth that people who talk about suicide won’t really do it. This is wrong. Before attempting suicide, many people make direct statements about their intention to end their lives or less direct comments about how they might as well be dead or that their friends and family will be better off without them. Any reference to suicide should be taken seriously.
- Helping a Suicidal Person
- Reporting on Suicide
- Suicide myths and facts
- Suicide warning signs
- Youth and senior suicide