The compounding and disorienting effects of
drugs and/or alcohol
Depression is often associated with suicide. In 75%
to 80% of all suicides, depression is a contributing
factor. Sadness and an occasional case of the blues are
normal emotions. However, depression isnt a normal
emotional state. Depression is a deep sadness thats
present almost daily for at least 2 weeks.
WHAT TO DO
If you believe someone you know is suicidal,
remember the following:
Take all threats seriously
Answer cries for help
Confront the problem
Tell the person you care
Get professional help
Dont leave the person alone
REVIEW 5 QUESTIONS
Q1. In the Navy, who is the most frequent suicide
Q2. List the common causes of suicide.
Q3. What condition is often associated with suicide?
Q4. List some actions you should take if someone
you know might be suicidal.
Learning Objective: When you finish this chapter, you
will be able to
Recognize the symptoms of, classification of,
and first-aid treatment for burns.
The seriousness of a burn depends on two
factorsthe extent of the burned area and the depth of
the burn. Shock can be expected from burns involving
15% or more of the body. Burns involving 20%
endanger life. Without adequate treatment, burns of
over 30% are usually fatal. The depth of the injury
determines whether it is a first-, second-, or third-degree
First-degree burns. First-degree burns are mildest.
Symptoms are slight pain, redness, tenderness, and
increased temperature of the affected area.
Second-degree burns. Second-degree burns are
more serious. The inner skin may be damaged, resulting
in blistering, severe pain, some dehydration, and