Several attempted suicides over weekend in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. – A tragic set of reports depicted several who were suicidal needing police intervention over the weekend in Jonesboro.

To anyone who sees this and needs help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.

The first report began at 4 a.m. Friday, May 19, on Dupwe Drive. Police noted a female screaming while approaching the front of the house, the report said. Inside, an 18-year-old was standing on the couch and cursing. She said she wanted to die. Officers tried to get her to go with EMS but after several refusals, took her into custody for her safety. 

Later that morning at 9:55 a.m., a Jonesboro officer was dispatched to an apartment on Latourette Lane after a female victim, 26, had phoned a friend to tell them goodbye. Fortunately, the friend called police, for what the officer was about to find was serious.

The officer arrived to find the girl face down on the bathroom floor with a deep cut to her left wrist. Blood was all over the floor. Medic One Ambulance was staged down the road and took custody of the victim who was transported to St. Bernard’s Medical Center for treatment and evaluation. No others were in the residence.

At 2:59 a.m. Saturday, May 20, JPD was sent to Cedar Heights to an apartment where a man, 21, who was staying with his brother began to say he was going to hurt himself. The man reportedly had been diagnosed with psychological conditions for which he was to be taking medication – except he wasn’t, the brother told police. Officers made contact with him and he wouldn’t respond to them. He was admitted to the hospital


The website for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline states that we can all help prevent suicides. In at least one of these reports, it seems a friend’s actions helped to hopefully save a suicidal victim’s life.

For resources on helping those with suicidal thoughts or if you need help yourself, visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s website here. 


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