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American Association of Suicidology
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Suicide Prevention Action Network
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Threatening to hurt or kill oneself or talking about wanting to hurt or kill oneself
• Looking for ways to kill oneself by seeking access to firearms, available pills or other means
• Feeling hopeless
• Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities — seemingly without thinking
• Feeling anxious, agitated or unable to sleep or sleeping all the time
It was seven years ago, David Threatt recalls, on July 19, 2003 to be exact.
His marriage was falling apart, bills were mounting, and the feeling of failure was overwhelming.
“I had just turned 30,” Threatt remembered. “That’s the end of the world at 30.” More
Life was good for Nepherterra Estrada. Married to a well-respected pediatrician, Estrada had recently launched her own public relations firm and the couple lived in a distinguished section of Milwaukee.
All of that came to a sudden halt. With little or no warning, Dr. Martin Luther Skala killed himself. More
Suicide: A preventable loss of life
Wrestling with financial hardships. Losing loved ones to divorce or death. Grappling with mental health issues, alcoholism and drug abuse. Tough realities like these can make people question whether life is worth living.
Thankfully, such feelings are fleeting for many people. Yet others seem to sink deeper and deeper down, sometimes reaching a place where suicide appears to be the only escape from their problems. More