Every threat of suicide should be taken seriously.
and most mental illnesses don’t improve on their own.

If you think you or a loved one may attempt suicide, get help now. If your loved one shows signs of mental illness, have an open and honest discussion with him or her about your concerns. You may not be able to force someone to get professional care, but you can offer encourage-ment and support.

You can also help your loved one find a qualified mental health provider and make an appointment. Encourage  teachers, parents, clergy, and others to be involved in the lives of your children. There are help classes offered in many towns, perhaps at your hospital.

suicide symptoms

Excessive sadness or moodiness


Sleep problems

Sudden calmness after a period of depression or moodiness


Changes in personality and/or

Dangerous/self-harmful behavior

Recent trauma or life crisis

Making preparations

Saying goodbye/Giving away
prized possessions

Threatening suicide


mental illness symptoms
In Younger Children

Changes in school performance

Changes in sleeping and/or
eating habits

Excessive worry or anxiety

Hyperactivity and increased

Persistent nightmares

Persistent disobedience or aggression

Frequent temper tantrums

mental illness symptoms
In Adults, Young Adults
and Adolescents

(all of the previous symptoms PLUS)

Confused thinking


Prolonged depression (sadness/irritability)

Feelings of extreme highs and lows

Social withdrawal

Sex drive changes

Strong feelings of anger

Strange thoughts (delusions)

Seeing or hearing things that aren’t
there (hallucinations)

Drop in functioning

Change in ability to manage responsibilities

Suicidal thoughts

Numerous unexplained physical ailments

Substance abuse

Defiance of authority, truancy, theft,
and/or vandalism



our Mission

To identify and coordinate with other like-minded organizations to increase awareness of gun safety, its relationship to mental health issues, and its effect on our children. We will develop
action that is relevant to our time, our context, and our locality.

Save our Kids
An outreach project of Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, KS and is supported by the Episcopal Diocese
of Kansas.

www.trinitylawrence.org  |  www.episcopal-ks.org

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