Suicide Reported at Pontiac Hotel

Suicide Reported at Pontiac Hotel

(Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., June 4, 2014)

FROM DAY SHIFT: 06-03-14

THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT: 06-04-14

INCIDENT: 11:10 hrs. – City of Pontiac Adult Suicide     #14-083272

SUMMARY: Deputies and STAR EMS responded to the 3000 block of Center Point Parkway (Court Yard Marriott) on a report of a deceased person in room #224. Deputies arrived to find a female victim hanging from a nylon rope in the bathroom. Hotel staff reported a member from house cleaning discovered the victim when the door was opened to clean the room.

OUTCOME OF INCIDENT: The victim was obviously deceased and deputies discovered a suicide note in the room.  A substation detective arrived to investigate and an investigator from the medical examiner’s office responded to the scene and took custody of the deceased pending an autopsy.

VICTIM, SUSPECT or ARRESTEE INFORMATION: (Deceased):  45 year old female resident of Plymouth Mi.   

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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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