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DEMCO wants you to know....

Help is available for you if you are experiencing:

Negative Feelings Hopelessness: feeling like things are bad and won’t get any better. Fear of losing control, going crazy, harming himself/herself or others.

Worthlessness: feeling like an awful person and people would be better off if he/she were dead. Hating himself/herself, feeling guilty or ashamed. Being extremely sad and lonely, feeling anxious, worried or angry all the time.

Don't resort to:

  • Drug or alcohol abuse

  • Talking or writing about death or destruction

  • Aggression: getting into fights or having arguments with people

  • Recklessness: doing risky or dangerous things

And if you are seeing changes in: Personality: behaving like a different person, becoming withdrawn, tired all the time, not caring about anything, or becoming more talkative, outgoing

  • Behavior: can’t concentrate on school or regular tasks

  • Sleeping and eating patterns: sleeping all the time or not being able to sleep at all, or waking up in the middle of the night or early in the morning and not being able to get back to sleep, losing appetite and/or overeating and gaining weight

  • Losing interest in friends, hobbies, and appearance, or in activities or sports previously enjoyed

  • Getting into trouble at school, home or with the law

  • Recent loss through death, divorce, or separation; the break-up of a relationship; losing an opportunity or a dream; losing self-esteem

  • Changes in life that feel overwhelming

  • Being exposed to suicide or the death of a peer under any circumstances

For Immediate Assistance

24/7 Youth Crisis Support: 1-800-969-HELP(4357) Crisis Text Line: Text DE to 741741 Emergency Response: Dial 9-1-1

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