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    Warning Signs of Potential Suicide:

    ·        Change in eating and sleeping habits

    ·        Withdrawl from friends, family, and regular activities

    ·        Violent actions, rebellious behavior, and running away

    ·        Drug and/or alcohol abuse

    ·        Unusual neglect of personal appearance

    ·        Marked personality change

    ·        Persistant boredom, difficulty concentrating, or a decline in the quality of school work

    ·        Frequent complaints about physical symptoms, often relating to emotions, such as stomach aches, headaches, fatigue, etc…..

    ·        Loss of interest in pleasurable activities

    ·        Complaining of being “rotten inside”

    ·        Gives verbal hints with statements such as: “I won’t be a problem for you much longer” “nothing matters” “it’s no use” or “I won’t see you again”

    ·        Becomes suddenly cheerful after a period of depression

     

    Where to Get HELP:

    ·        Contact the LHS Counseling Center @ 689-1617 or by going to any of the counselors on staff in the office

    ·        Texas Youth Hotline:  Call for help at  1-800-210-2278

    ·        Contact the Emergency Room at Midland Memorial Hospital @ 685-1555

    ·        Midland Sheriff’s Crisis Unit @ 688-4635

    ·        Centers for Children and Families @ 570-1084

    ·        Heritage Counseling Services @ 685-3787

    ·        Samaritan Counseling @ 563-4144

    ·        Permian Basin Community Centers – Suicide Hotline @ 570-3300

    ·        BCA,  Behavioral Hospital @ 561-5915
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