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)
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