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Eye-Opening Statistics

1,141 Suicide related deaths in Missouri in 2019 (CDC WISQARS)

23,525 Years of potential life lost in 2019 (CDC WISQARS)

Age for Self-Harm Attempts by Poisoning in 2020

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Suicide Warning Signs

  • Extreme mood swings
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Increasing use of alcohol or drugs
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about feeling hopeless of having no reason to live
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online, gathering medication, or buying a gun
  • Talking about wanting to die or kill oneself


Help for Someone You Know

Learn how to recognize the warning signs when someone’s at risk—and what you can do to help.

If you believe someone may be in danger of suicide:

  • Call 911, if danger for self-harm behavior is present.
  • Ask them if they are thinking about killing themselves. This will not put the idea into their head or make it more likely that they will attempt suicide.
  • Listen without judging and show you care.
  • Stay with the person or make sure the person is in a private, secure place with another caring person until you can get further help.
  • Remove any objects that could be used in a suicide attempt.


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Emergencies don’t wait for you, so you shouldn’t have to wait to call for help. Get the Missouri Poison Center app with poison information and a link to the Poison Help Line. It is just a click away during the most stressful moments. Our registered nurses and pharmacists are here 24/7/365 days a year to help guide you through poison exposures and overdose emergencies.

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