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Ways To Improve Resiliency When To Be Concerned When To Take Action

When to Take Action

  • Vague comments about “not being here anymore”
  • Talk/writing/texting about worthlessness, shame, feeling like a burden
  • Talk/writing/texting about hurting or killing oneself or another
  • Talk/writing/texting about “ways to die”
  • You see any burns/cuts/bruises
  • Excessive drinking or use of drugs
  • Extreme anxiety/recklessness/anger
  • Talk/writing/texting of hopelessness/despair; feeling helplessness
  • No response to outreach
  • Peers are concerned