We Are All Here for a Reason
Suicide is a big issue in the American Indian community today. In this complex and often overwhelming world, people sometimes find themselves feeling hopeless, as if their lives are insignificant, as if they don’t matter. But each of us matter. Our lives have a purpose.
The creator put you on mother earth for a reason. If someone you know is experiencing problems and may be thinking of suicide, your help can redirect them from hopelessness to wellness.
What to look for
Knowing what to look for and the warning signs of suicide are crucial in being able to save a life. There are many signs that someone may show if they are feeling that life is too much. Some of these include thinking or talking about suicide, anger, and withdrawal from those and things around them. So if you see any of these signs get help immediately. There are many more warning signs of suicide that can help you save a life, to learn more click here.
You Can Help
If you think a friend or family member may be thinking of suicide, you can help. It is important to take action; you can make the difference between life and death. Find out more about things to consider as you prepare to help, click here.
What to Do
If you think a friend or family member may be thinking of suicide, you can help. It is important to take action, you can make the difference between life and death. The first thing you can do is talk with your friend or family member. Let them know that you care and that you want to help them. To learn about how to talk to a friend and other ways to help click here.
If you or a friend is in immediate danger call 911. If you or a friend is in crisis, call the Native Youth Crisis Hotline at 1-877-209-1266.