Mental health does not discriminate; one out of every three adults is either dealing with a mental health challenge or will deal with a mental health challenge at some point in their lives. It is a myth to think that talking about suicide promotes suicide.

Learning about suicide and suicide signs in the proper setting and in the correct atmosphere, can lower the suicide rate and help save lives.

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Some signs which demonstrate that someone is
exhibiting suicidal thoughts & behavior:

1. Talks about wanting to die or wanting to kill oneself
2. Talks about a plan regarding how to kill oneself
3. Talks about feeling hopeless or having no purpose
4. Talks about feeling trapped or how they are experiencing unbearable pain
5. Talks about being a burden to others
6. Increased alcohol or drug use
7. Acting very anxious, agitated or reckless
8. Sleeping too little or too much
9. Withdrawal or isolated feeling
10. Shows anger or talks of seeking revenge
11. Shows fluctuations and extreme mood swings

1. Talks about wanting to die or wanting to kill oneself
2. Talks about a plan regarding how to kill oneself
3. Talks about feeling hopeless or having no purpose
4. Talks about feeling trapped or how they are experiencing unbearable pain
5. Talks about being a burden to others

6. Increased alcohol or drug use
7. Acting very anxious, agitated or reckless
8. Sleeping too little or too much
9. Withdrawal or isolated feeling
10. Shows anger or talks of seeking revenge
11. Shows fluctuations and extreme mood swings

If you are experiencing any of these signs, contact your local mental health hotline

If you recognize these signs in a loved one, reach out to us for a consultation.

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Learn how to support friends, family, and loved ones who may be struggling with mental health.

Click here to explore practical strategies for breaking the stigmas and fostering understanding and support.

 

 

Learn how to support friends, family, and loved ones who may be struggling with mental health.

Click here to explore practical strategies for breaking the stigmas and fostering understanding and support.

Gila Spreads Joy Series

The Gila Spreads Joy series are a series of five children’s books for ages 5-10.

A compelling storyline coupled with colorful and lively animation, introduces us to the adventures of a rambunctious, funny and most of all, sensitive little girl named Gila. Gila sympathizes with her surroundings and just wants to be helpful and kind. Each story proposes a different challenge which Gila encounters in which she, together with a little help from her family, friends, and animals, learns how to help those around her while discovering more about her surroundings.

Stories include: Gila Loves Animals, Gila Loves Her Family, Gila Loves Her Neighborhood, Gila Loves People and Gila Loves Her Friends.

At the end of each story there are fun facts and questions which allow the child to engage in open dialogue and explore what it means to empathize and demonstrate kindness to those around them… just like Gila did.

About the Author:

Rabbi Shalom Hammer is an educator in Israel who tragically lost his daughter Gila to suicide at the age of 18. Since Gila’s demise Rabbi Hammer has been championing mental health awareness and suicide prevention the world over. As a tribute to Gila, who loved and was endeared by so many children, he wrote the Gila Spreads Joy series to educate children to be empathetic towards people and sensitive to their surroundings. He is confident that the education and inspiration which the Gila Spreads Joy series offers to so many children and families, is a most meaningful way to commemorate Gila’s blessed memory.

In addition to Gila Spreads Joy series, Rabbi Hammer has penned five other books on Jewish thought. All books can be purchased through Amazon.

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