Warning Signs for Suicide

If you are not a therapist, it may be hard to know if someone is depressed or suicidal. Here are some warning signs to watch out for if a person may be suicidal.

  • Talking about wanting to kill themselves, or saying they wish they were dead
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as hoarding medicine or buying a gun
  • Talking about a specific suicide plan
  • Feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Feeling trapped, desperate, or needing to escape from an intolerable situation
  • Having the feeling of being a burden to others
  • Becoming socially isolated and withdrawn from friends, family, and others
  • Has stopped doing and enjoying things that once interested them
  • Feeling like nothing will ever improve, that they will be stuck with the overwhelming depression forever
  • Becoming socially isolated and withdrawn from friends, family, and others
  • Feeling like everyone will be better off without them
  • When the person perceives the relief from suicide supercedes the mode of carrying it out.

If you are concerned someone is at risk for suicide, call a mental health, or medical professional immediately

 

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