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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