This website is dedicated to

Fighting for Suicide Prevention

KNOW THE SIGNS

Warning signs are indicators that a person may be in acute danger and may urgently need help.

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself;

  • Looking for a way to kill oneself;

  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose;

  • Talking about feeling trapped or being in unbearable pain;

  • Talking about being a burden to others;

  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs;

  • Acting anxious, agitated, or reckless;

  • Sleeping too little or too much;

  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated;

  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge; and

  • Displaying extreme mood swings.

Risk Factors

 

Health Factors

  • Mental health conditions

    • Depression

    • Bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder

    • Schizophrenia

    • Borderline or antisocial personality disorder

    • Conduct disorder

    • Psychotic disorders, or psychotic symptoms in the context of any disorder

    • Anxiety disorders

  • Substance abuse disorders

  • Serious or chronic health condition and/or pain

Environmental Factors

  • Stressful life events which may include a death, divorce, or job loss

  • Prolonged stress factors which may include harassment, bullying, relationship problems, and unemployment

  • Access to lethal means including firearms and drugs

  • Exposure to another person’s suicide, or to graphic or sensationalized accounts of suicide

 

Historical Factors

  • Previous suicide attempts

  • Family history of suicide attempt

Our family is saddened by the loss of Jacob's dad.  He leaves behind two daughters, three grandchildren and many friends, family and colleagues.  At the request of his daughters, memorial donations are requested for Bolin's Heroes.

We are now accepting invitations to present Talk Saves Lives, a program developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Click here for more information:  BOOK A PRESENTATION

Our suicide prevention education materials in comic book and grapic novel format has been written and produced through our collaboration with BOB PENDARVIS!   CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE!

 

We are working on the 2nd Edition for High School students with a new artist! WATCH FOR IT!

For volunteer opportunities, click on the "GET INVOLVED" link above.

We welcome your support!

Our mission is to un-mask depression, anxiety and other factors that lead to suicidal behavior in youth and young adults.

Bolin's Heroes, Inc. is a Georgia 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to bring awareness to suicide warning signs and suicide prevention methods.