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feeling suicidal?

do not deal with this alone!
updated: 10.10.16 disclaimer
 
you need help and you know it,
otherwise you wouldn't be thinking about suicide.

 
   remember this: jumping from the bridge will set up your friends and family with years of therapy and/or sorrow, never to really understand what you did or why you did it. many times, blaming themselves for your actions.
   read what was said about others that have jumped. want the same for you? is that what you want your legacy to be? if you are at the end of your rope and need someone to talk with you, seek help now!

 
if you do only one thing, read this.
or
talk with someone who is likely to listen and you listen too.

no matter what, do not jump off the bridge. get help now!

 
do you have the warning signs of suicide:
talking or writing about feeling hopeless, having no purpose, death, or dying
increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
acting anxiously, agitated, or recklessly
withdrawing or feeling isolated
offloading possessions and/or money, begin to get your affairs in order
seeking things used to attempt suicide (weapons, drugs, etc.)
exhibit dramatic mood swings or sudden personality changes
lose interest in normal activities
neglect your appearance
drastic changes in eating or sleeping habits
saying goodbye or making unusual or unexpected visits to loved ones
exhibit self-destructive behavior
suddenly seem to be calm and happy after being deeply depressed

what to do if you see a problem:
do not leave the person alone.
take the person to seek help from a medical or mental health professional.
remove objects and substances that could be used in a suicide attempt.
utilize any of the help services listed below. if it's an emergency, call 911
 
call:
call 911 if no other aid is available and/or time is of the essence.
call 211 within the bay area, 24/7.
Pinellas Emergency Mental Health 727-791-3131 (24 hours)
Family Resources Help Line 727-531-4664 (24 hours)
Crisis Center of Hillsborough County: 813-234-1234
Hillsborough Crisis Line 813-238-8821,
   813-238-8822 or 813-238-8823 (24 hours)
national suicide hotline, 24 hours, toll free: 800-273-8255
Pasco Family Resource Help Line,
   New Port Richey 848-5555, Central Pasco 228-8686,
   Dade City 904-567-1111 (8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. M-F)
Human Development Center,
   West Pasco 848-5322; East Pasco 782-3538 (24 hours)
Hernando County Mental Health Center 904-796-9496 (24 hours)
Citrus Marion-Citrus Mental Health Inc. 904-628-5020 (24 hours)
Manatee Crisis Line 748-8585 (24 hours)
Sarasota Coastal Recovery Center 364-9355 (24 hours)
Sarasota Memorial Help Line 921-8888 (24 hours)
1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
800-273-TALK (8255) from outside the area.
teenagers, call the Covenant House NineLine: 800-999-9999
text CONNECT to 741741 - free, 24/7, confidential, nationwide,
    right on your phone. crisistextline.org/textline
 
click:
suicide prevention life line.org
treatment-centers.net
help promote hope.com
Florida Borderline Personality Disorder Association
211 tampa bay cares.
crisis center.com
save.org
stop teen suicide.com
american association of suicidology
contemplating suicide?
mental help.net
help for troubled teens.net
have a heart's depression resource
yellow ribbon.org
Music Therapy and Mental Health
learnpsychology.org: student stress guide - mental health
top 10 tips for beating depression
what suicidal depression feels like
10 consequences of jumping off a bridge to your death
google suicide help search
 
help from site visitors:
04.05.17: ushealthcorps.org
10.10.16: recognitionworks.org
08.16.16: publichealthcorps.org
07.11.16: advice for suicide prevention - how to save a loved one

   It may be surprising to some, but suicide is actually the second leading cause of death for young people ages 10 - 24. And in fact the suicide rate for both genders in that age group has steadily increased since 2007. But young people aren't the only ones being affected by increased suicide rates. The rate of suicide for middle-aged men has increased by 40 percent since 2008. From bullying to financial troubles to mental health issues, there are many reasons people choose to take their own lives. At PublicHealthLibrary.org, we're seeking to educate young people and adults who may be be considering suicide about the life-saving resources available to them.
 
still think you'll jump? read this excerpt from sfgate.com:

Suicide by bridge is gruesome, and death is almost certain. People have survived the fall, but not many. You might survive if you hit the water feet first and come in at a slight angle.

The impact is tremendous. The body goes from roughly 75 to 80 mph to nearly zero in a nanosecond. The physics of inertia being what they are, internal organs tend to keep going. The force of impact causes them to tear loose. Autopsy reports typically indicate that the jumpers have lacerated aortas, livers, spleens and hearts. Ribs are often broken, and the impact shoves them into the heart or lungs. Jumpers have broken sternums, clavicles, pelvises and necks. Skull fractures are common.

Which means you die one of two ways, or a combination of both.

One, you hit the water and the impact kills you. Sometimes the jumper is knocked unconscious. Other times, the jumper survives for a time. The person can be seen flailing about in the water, trying to stay afloat, only to succumb to the extensive internal bleeding. Death can take seconds or minutes.

Two, you drown. You hit the water going fast, and your body plunges in deep. Conscious or otherwise, you breathe in water and asphyxiate. You can usually tell which bridge jumpers drowned. Frothy mucus bubbles from the nose.

"Some people seem to think that jumping off the bridge is a light, airy way to end your life, like going to join the angels," said Marin County Coroner Ken Holmes. "I'd like to dispel that myth. When you jump off the bridge, you hit the water hard. It's not a pretty death."

"Multiple blunt-force trauma."
In other words, you die the same way as someone hit by a car.

disclaimer: skywaybridge.com does not take responsibility for any and all results of your contact with these suicide help contacts and links to outside sources and websites. we have not gone to great lengths to vet these outside sources. while we want you to get the help you seek, we do not advocate any one over another.
   help comes in many forms and in the end, your decisions are yours alone. skywaybridge.com has no affiliation with any of the organizations associated with the links posted on this site. if you find a link or number that does not work, want to add a link or number, find a site listed here that charges for their services, find a link to an organization that is a front for another organization, you wish to write a related article, or tell your suicide/depression story, please contact us.
   it is our opinion that if you are contemplating suicide due to the fact that someone no longer loves you or you lost your job, then you need to think again. there is no job or person on this planet worth taking your own life over. suck it up and move on. get right with yourself and don't allow others to affect that.
 
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