Izzy Shares How Thoughts of Suicide Impacts Daily Life
HOW DOES BULLYING AFFECT SUICIDE RATES?
What We Know about Bullying and Suicide Together
- We know that bullying behavior and suicide-related behavior are closely related. This means youth who report any involvement with bullying behavior are more likely to report high levels of suicide-related behavior than youth who do not report any involvement with bullying behavior.
- We know enough about the relationship between bullying and suicide-related behavior to make evidence-based recommendations to improve prevention efforts.
WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDAL THOUGHTS OR PLANS
- Feelings of not belonging anywhere and having no personal value
- Giving away prized possessions
- Personality changes. Depression and disconnection
- Not doing well in classes they usually excel in
- Expression of hopelessness & helplessness. Feelings of extreme guilt.
- Changes in eating or sleeping habits
- Verbal threats: “You would be better without me” or “maybe I won’t be around”
- Isolation. No longer wanting to hang out with friends and/or family
- Loss of interest in favorite activities
- Having trouble concentrating or thinking clearly
- Engaging in self-destructive behavior (drinking alcohol, taking drugs, or driving too fast, for example)