*Talking about dying or wanting to die.
*Talking about feeling empty, hopeless, or having no way out problems.
*Mentioning strong feelings of guilt and shame.
*Talking about not having a reason to live or that others would be better off without them.
*Social withdrawl and isolation.
*Giving away personal items and wrapping up loose ends.
*Saying good by to friends and family.
Here are five signs you need to know about that could indicate someone is thinking about suicide.
1 Any unusual changes in behavior.
2 Changes in sleeping patterns.
3 Accessing lethal means .
4 Emotional distance
5 Physical pain.
Be a voice for someone who can't use theirs. If you think someone is struggling with something, mention it. Talk with them. Let them know you care. Don't walk away and think that person is just having a bad day. It could be very serious. But you'll never know unless you ask. Lets break the taboo about depression and suicide. Its time to speak up!
The Ride for Life Poker Run was established in 2013, to raise money for suicide awareness and prevention. We support people of all ages who are left behind and hurting. Being a survivor of suicide is painful. We also show support for those who are suffering from depression, and contemplating suicide.
Every year, the first Saturday of August, we mount up on our motorcycles, all vehicles welcome, and go on a 70 plus mile run. We ride not only to raise money for FrontLine Service, we also ride to honor our loved ones we've lost. We give comfort and show compassion to those left behind.
The Ride for Life Poker Run reminds people that they are not alone.
We ride for life!