Edmond sees rise in suicides, attempts this year

A suicide prevention summit held Monday at the University of Central Oklahoma was more than just another way to get information for some of the attendees.

BY ANDREW KNITTLE Published: November 10, 2012

EDMOND — An alarming statistic was front and center at a suicide prevention summit held earlier in the week at the University of Central Oklahoma.

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AT A GLANCE

Warning signs

Several behavior changes may serve as suicide warning signs:

• Talking about suicide or the desire to die

• Talking about feeling hopeless, trapped or a burden to others

• Drastic changes in behavior, such as anger, sadness or recklessness

• Unusual eating or sleeping patterns

• Isolation or withdrawal

• Giving away of prized possessions

• Increased alcohol or drug use

SOURCE: HeartLine and the National Suicide Prevention Hotline

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