Rochester Hills Suicide Reported

Rochester Hills Suicide Reported

(Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Feb. 18, 2014)

INCIDENT:  06:43 hrs. Feb. 12 – Rochester Hills- Adult Suicide – #14-021492

SUMMARY: Deputies responded to a welfare check at an address in the [removed by editor] . The caller stated she and her husband were to go to court today to finalize a divorce. Additional information is that her husband had sent her a text about 4:30 AM this morning stating he was going to kill himself.

OUTCOME OF INCIDENT:    Upon arrival deputies entered the residence and discovered the subject deceased via suicide. An intravenous bag was found attached to the wall with a needle in his arm containing a unknown substance. A detective responded to the scene and the Oakland County Medical Examiner was notified and took custody of the deceased pending an autopsy.

VICTIM, SUSPECT or ARRESTEE INFORMATION: (Victim) – 57 year old male resident of Rochester Hills.

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SUICIDE PREVENTION:

“Suicide is a major public health issue, but it is preventable,” said George Miller, Director of Oakland County Department of Health and Human Services in a previous article. “It is important for everyone to recognize the warning signs and risk factors for suicide to prevent the loss of lives.”

Warning Signs:

~Talking about, or making plans to die

~Talking about “ending the pain”

~Persistently feeling sad, lonely or “empty”

~Insomnia or excessive sleeping

~Social isolation and withdrawal

~Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions

Risk Factors:

~Previous suicide attempt(s)

~Depression or other mental illness

~Substance use

~Family history of suicide

~Physical illness and /or chronic pain

If you or someone you know is in crisis, do not leave the person alone and do not isolate yourself.  Call your doctor, 911, go to a hospital emergency room for immediate help, or ask someone to help you.  The phone number for Common Ground’s 24-hour Crisis and Resource Helpline is 800-231-1127 and is available 24 hours a day.

Additional Resources:

Common Ground – www.commongroundhelps.org

Oakland County Community Mental Health – www.occmha.org

Easter Seals – www.mi.easterseals.com

Suicide Prevention Resource Center – www.sprc.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – www.samhsa.gov

National Alliance on Mental Illness – www.name.org


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