Warning Signs Of Suicide


• Statements about feeling hopeless, helpless or worthless
• Statements about overwhelming emotional pain and feeling trapped
• Preoccupation with death
• Loss of interest in things that one cares about
• Increased use of alcohol or drugs
• Changes in amount of sleep – either sleeping a lot or hardly at all
• Displaying extreme mood swings
• Withdrawing and isolating from friends and family
• Talking about death and suicide
• Researching ways to end one’s life
• Visiting or calling people one cares about
• Making arrangements; getting affairs in order
• Giving things away
• Suddenly happier or calmer after being very depressed

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