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Do you know the warning signs of suicide and what to do?

Be aware of the below, when a person is suicidal these are common observances.

Talk – Being a burden, experiencing unbearable pain, feeling trapped, no reason to live, killing themselves.

Behavior – Withdrawn, increased use of alcohol or drugs, sleeping too much or not enough, aggressive, reckless, giving away possessions, calling or visiting to say goodbye.

Mood – Lack of interest, depression, rage, anxiety, humiliation.


What do I do?

#1 Assume you are the only person reaching out

  • Talk to them in private
  • Listen to their story
  • Tell them you care about them
  • Ask directly if they are thinking about suicide
  • Encourage them to seek treatment or contact their doctor or therapist
  • Avoid debating the value of life, minimizing their problems, or giving advice


You can find more information at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention