Three Steps: 1) Take your friend's actions and words seriously. 2) Encourage your friend to seek help. 3) Ask for an adult's help.
WE ARE THE ALAMO AREA TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION COALITION
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TEENS IN ACTION
IF IN A CRISIS:
Call 911 or take the person to the E.R. or walk-in clinic at a hospital. Do not leave the person until help is available.
"Feelings of sadness or hopefulessness, often accompanied by anxiety."
"Declining school performance. Loss of pleasure/interest in social and sports activities. Sleeping too little or too much."
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"Major changes in weight or appetite. Inability to concentrate or think clearly. Withdrawal from friends and family and no desire to go out."
"Talking about 'going away.' Giving away favorite possessions. Suddenly very happy and cheerful moods after being depressed or sad for a long time."