Health and Wellness

Suicide Risk Factors

There are several indicators that can help you determine someone who may be at risk. The indicators are listed under the acronym IS PATH WARM. These signs and symptoms may not all be present for someone to commit suicide but should raise you index of suspicion  . If you suspect someone is contemplating suicide, don’t hesitate to act! Intervention – Know, Ask, Listen, Connect
  • I Ideation– Having suicidal thoughts or ideations
  • S Substance abuse– excessive or increased amount of substance use/li>
  • P Purposelessness– feeling no reason for living
  • A Anxiety – anxiety or agitated with insomnia or excessive sleep
  • T Trapped– feeling no way out of the situation they are in
  • H Hopelessness
  • W Withdrawal – Withdrawal from friends, family, or society
  • A Anger– Uncontrolled anger or rage
  • R Recklessness – Acting or engaging in risky or reckless behaviors
  • M Mood – Dramatic mood changes

HEalthWellnessIntervention starts by knowing the signs and symptoms of suicide. Once you suspect someone may be contemplating suicide, it is important to know what questions to Ask and what actions to take.FiremanMS0411_468x661

You can remember these actions through KNOW, ASK, LISTEN, CONNECT. DO NOT AT ANY TIME PUT YOURSELF IN DANGER. IF THE PERSON IN CRISIS HAS A WEAPON OR IS AN IMMEDIATE DANGER TO SELF AND/OR OTHERS, CALL 911 RIGHT AWAY.

You can also call FireStrong.Org

Fire Crisis Support Line:
844-525-FIRE (3473)
602-845-FIRE (3473)

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