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WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE

  • Talking, reading or writing about suicide or death
  • Talking about feeling worthless or helpless
  • Visiting friends to say good-bye
  • Self-destructive behaviors, drug/alcohol abuse
  • Giving things away
  • Buying a gun, stockpiling pills or drugs
  • Having a definite plan to end one's life

If any of these apply please seek help immediately.

If you believe you may hurt yourself please call 911 or your local emergency response number now.

SPEAK is not a crisis centre.

If you are NOT in imminent danger and would like more information a list of resources and help centres are listed below.

Reach out. You have choices. There are people who care and will help.

SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION

  • Feeling sad, empty, tired or numb
  • Feeling tired all the time
  • Feeling hopeless, helpless or worthless
  • Feeling angry or moody, excessive crying
  • Sleeping more than usual
  • Avoiding friends; feeling alone when with friends
  • Loss of interest in things that used to be fun
  • Eating less or more than usual
  • Recurring headaches, backaches or stomachaches
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Thinking about, planning or attempting suicide.
  • Risk taking behaviors: slashing, drinking and driving, games of risk - race with a train.

Reach out. You have choices. There are people who care and will help.

RESOURCES & HELP CENTRES

Online Directory of Canadian Crisis Centres can be viewed by clicking here.

The following is a list of Winnipeg/Manitoba health resources. All these places provide low cost or no cost professional counseling.

Manitoba Suicide Line for crisis and emergencies
1-877-435-7170
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) to access Adult community mental health services that are available phone Central Intake at 940-2655
Youville Centre Phone 233-0262 or 255-4840
Klinic 784-4090
Aulneau Renewal Centre 987-7090
Centre Miriam Center 255-1499
Cornerstone Counselling Service 663-0050
Fort Garry Women's Resource Centre 477-1123
Hope Centre Health Care 589-8393
Women's Health Clinic 947-1517
Interfaith Marriage & Family Institute 786-9251
Mount Carmel Clinic 582-2311
Nor'West co-op Commnity Health Centre 633-5955
North End Women's Centre 589-7347
The Laurel Centre 783-5460
Psychological Services Centre 474-9222
Recovery of Hope 477-4673
Centre Renaissance Centre 256-6750
The Family Centre of Wpg. 947-1401
Youville Centre 233-0262
SPEAK Survivors of Suicide Support Group 831-3610

 

HOW CAN I HELP SOMEONE?

  • Take all suicide threats, gestures and previous attempts seriously. Make sure your loved one's professional care giver does too.
  • Express your concern. Be a nonjudgmental listener.
  • Ask what the matter is. Engage the person in crisis to talk about his/her problems.
  • Don't try to “talk” them out of suicide. This only indicates that you are not listening.
  • Let them know you care and have a sense of what they are feeling and that they are not alone.
  • Don't be afraid to talk about suicide directly, or ask if they have a plan.
  • Help them understand their problems are temporary and can be solved.
  • If they were in crisis before, ask how they resolved it. Can they apply the same solution now? Discuss what other alternatives there might be.
  • Never agree to keep suicidal thoughts or plans a secret..
  • Never leave a suicidal person alone. Take them directly to a hospital emergency room and wait with them.
  • Remove firearms, knives, razors, medications and other potentially dangerous items from the area.
  • After assistance is obtained, continue to follow up with the person's treatment and progress. Take an active role in ensuring that treatment compliance occurs.


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