Warning Signs of Suicide

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Warning Signs of Suicide
Thu, 04-04-2013 - 2:29am

As I mentioned in a previous post, here are some of the warning signs of a person who may be suicial:

Please call 911 if needed.

 

Are There Warning Signs of Suicide?

Warning signs that someone may be thinking about or planning to commit suicide include:

  • -Always talking or thinking about death
  • -Clinical depression -- deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating -- that gets worse
  • -Having a "death wish," tempting fate by taking risks that could lead to death, such as driving fast or running red lights
  • -Losing interest in things one used to care about
  • -Making comments about being hopeless, helpless, or worthless
  • -Putting affairs in order, tying up loose ends, changing a will
  • -Saying things like "it would be better if I wasn't here" or "I want out"
  • -Sudden, unexpected switch from being very sad to being very calm or appearing to be happy
  • -Talking about suicide or killing one's self
  • -Visiting or calling people to say goodbye

Be especially concerned if a person is exhibiting any of these warning signs and has attempted suicide in the past. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, between 20% and 50% of people who commit suicide have had a previous attempt.

taken from:  http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/depression-recognizing-signs-of-suicide