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#JamesDonaldson On #MentalHealth – Do not Ignore Warning Signs

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Warning signs of #suicide include:

— Talking about wanting to die

— Talking about being a burden to others

— Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose

— Displaying extreme mood swings

— Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge

— Withdrawing from others

— Acting recklessly or looking for ways to kill oneself

If someone exhibits warning signs of suicide:

— Don’t leave the person alone

— Remove guns, alcohol, pills, sharp objects and other items that could be used in a #suicideattempt

— Call the Jackson County Mental Health 24-hour crisis line at 541-774-8201 or the #NationalSuicidePreventionLifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

— Take the person to an #emergencyroom or seek help from a medical or #mentalhealthprofessional

— If #suicide seems imminent, or the person has attempted #suicide, or that person may hurt someone else, immediately call 911.

#James Donaldson notes:

Welcome to the “next chapter” of my life… being a voice and an advocate for #mentalhealthawarenessandsuicideprevention, especially pertaining to our younger generation of students and student-athletes.

Getting men to speak up and reach out for help and assistance is one of my passions. Us men need to not suffer in silence or drown our sorrows in alcohol, hang out at bars and strip joints, or get involved with drug use.

Having gone through a recent bout of #depression and #suicidalthoughts myself, I realize now, that I can make a huge difference in the lives of so many by sharing my story, and by sharing various resources I come across as I work in this space.  #http://bit.ly/JamesMentalHealthArticle

Order your copy of James Donaldson’s latest book,

Celebrating Your Gift of Life:

From The Verge of Suicide to a Life of Purpose and Joy

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