If Someone you know appears to be depressed and is contemplating suicide, TAKE THAT PERSON SERIOUSLY! Encourage them to seek the help of a mental health professional. Because that person may feel so hopeless that they may not think it's possible to be helped, you'll probably have to be persistent and go with that person. In an emergency, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273 TALK (8255) or 911
Christine Schmidt, Morgans mom
Founder and President
The warning signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss or change.
Christine and Derek Schmidt
Preoccupation with death
Suddenly happier, calmer
Loss of interest in things one cares about
Visiting or calling people to say goodbye
Making arrangements; getting one's affairs in order
Giving things away, such as prized
A suicidal person urgently needs to see a doctor or mental health profession.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Mental Health is a very really issue that needs a great deal of attention. It is a large umbrella with many different diagnosis. By being educated on the signs and symptoms, of depression, particularly in children, we can have a greater chance of seeking professional help fast and giving our children the childhood they deserve; one without the sometimes paralyzing depression, sadness and anxiety. When properly educated, children can, themselves, see the changes happening within them and ask for help. They deserve to be happy and healthy and live a life free from the symptoms of this illness.
As Morgan's mom I make a pledge to all parents and children to do what I can to make a difference. I will go door to door like I'm selling cookies if I have to! Please help me.
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Talking about or wanting to die
Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online
Feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
Feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
Talking about being a burden to others
Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
Sleeping too little or too much
Withdrawing or feeling isolated
Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
Displaying extreme mood swings