Suicide Assesment Mnemonics


IS PATH WARM: Mnemonic used to assess the risk of suicide (warning signs):

   I    Ideation (thinking, talking or wishing about suicide)
   S    Substance use or abuse (increased use or change in substance)
   P    Purposelessness (no sense of purpose or belonging)
   A    Anger
   T    Trapped (feeling like there is no way out)
   H    Hopelessness (there is nothing to live for, no hope or optimism)
   W   Withdrawal (from family, friends, work, school, activities, hobbies)
   A    Anxiety (restlessness, irritability, agitation, changes in sleep pattern)
   R    Recklessness (high risk-taking behavior)
   M    Mood disturbance (dramatic changes in mood)

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Suicide is Painless


 

Through early morning fog I see
Visions of the things to be
The pains that are withheld for me
I realize and I can see…

That suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
And I can take or leave it if I please.

The game of life is hard to play
I’m gonna to lose it anyway
The losing card I’ll someday lay
So this is all I have to say…

That suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
And I can take or leave it if I please.

The sword of time will pierce our skins
It doesn’t hurt when it begins
But as it works its way on in
The pain grows stronger, watch it grin.

And suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
and I can take or leave it if I please.

A brave man once requested me
To answer questions that are the key,
“Is it to be or not to be?”
and I replied “oh why ask me?”

And suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
and I can take or leave it if I please.

And you can do the same thing if you please…

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7 Myths About Suicide


1   Once someone is suicidal, he or she will be suicidal forever.

False. People who want to kill themselves are “suicidal” only for a limited period of time. During this time they either move beyond it, get help or die.

2   If someone tried to kill themselves once, there is a much smaller chance that they will try again.

False. As many as 80% of all completed suicides occurred after previous attempts. This is especially true for young people.

3   Suicidal people clearly want to die.

False. Ambivalence is a marked feature of a suicidal person. Many don’t want to die, but simply want a way to escape an unbearable situation.

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A Collection of Suicide Notes & Letters


“Dear Mom, I love you with all my heart. I just wasn’t meant for this world! I hope I can find a place of peace and happiness, a place I am child enough to live, yet man enough to survive. I love you! I hope you can truly believe me. Maybe on my journey I’ll find Jesus. Pray for me mom. Pray I will find happiness. I hurt so bad inside! I want it all to go away. I want a new beginning. I am not afraid to die mom. I’m just so afraid of tomorrow!

To all my friends and loved ones, I ask of you one last favor: don’t let my spirit die. Remember me for the laughs and the good times, the thrills we all had together. I hope I made a place in all your hearts and touched each and every one of you in a special way. I have chosen to die, but I haven’t chosen to be forgotten. I must find a new world, a world of peace and happiness. I want you all to know I am not afraid to die, only to quit living. I’ll miss you.”

“The survival of the fittest. Adios Unfit.”

“I’m going to put myself to sleep now for a bit longer than usual. Call the time eternity.”

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Ending Life


Lately I’ve been thinking about suicide a lot. I never had a family, never had friends, I was never a happy person.

The sadness and pain that has accumulated over the years will never go away unless I do what I wanted to do since my early age. I’ve shed a lot of tears and I’m tired of it. This is getting unbearable. I must find a solution. Oh yeah, a full proof solution.

Listening to: Scooter – And No Matches.