Help Some ONE—10 Warning Signs of Suicide
One in ten college students contemplates suicide. That leaves nine out of the ten to reach out and help some ONE. How can you help? Be on the lookout for these warning signs of suicide.
Trouble in school
Changes in mood or behavior
Seeming depressed or anxious
Talking about suicide
Eating too much or too little
Risk-taking, recklessness, self-harm
Isolating from friends and peers
Sleeping too much or too little
Experienced trauma (break-up, family problems)
Giving away possessions
Nine out of Ten - nineoutoften.org
Approximately 1 in 10 college students consider suicide each year. That means that nine out of ten students have the opportunity to help that one who is struggling. Inspired by this statistic, Nine out of Ten is an ambassador program that empowers college students to be a hopeful voice for suicide prevention and promote a mental health movement on campus. Nine out of Ten student ambassadors engage in year-round advocacy and awareness activities to spread the message of Nine out of Ten: Be aware, speak up, reach out, and #helpsomeone
If you need support now, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, or, text “HOME” to 741-741 to get help 24/7 from the Crisis Text Line.
If you or someone you know needs help, visit the Jordan Porco Foundation’s resources page.
The opinions expressed are personal, and not those of the Jordan Porco Foundation. The information is provided for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as mental health advice from the individual author or the Jordan Porco Foundation. You should consult a mental health professional for advice regarding your individual situation.