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Warning Signs of Suicide

Many of those with thoughts of Self-Harm and Suicide telegraph their intentions beforehand. Here are some of the warning signs:

Verbalizing or talking about:

  • Shame, guilt, or regret.
  • Wanting to die.
  • Feelings of being a burden or detriment to others. 

Feelings about:

  • A sense of inescapable worthlessness
  • Extreme feelings of loneliness, emptiness, being trapped, or having no reason to live.
  • Extreme emotional or physical pain

Changes in mood and thinking:

  • Making plans or researching ways to die.
  • Withdrawing from friends and family, saying goodbye, giving away important items, or making a will.
  • Taking dangerous, life threatening risks.
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Eating or sleeping more or less.
  • Using drugs and alcohol more often.


When to seek help and guidance:

If you or someone you know is exhibiting any of the behaviors above, it’s best to seek help from a mental health professional. Do not wait for the warning signs to worsen


This material comes from National Institute of Health site: Please visit the original page here.

Additional Resources:

US Dept of Veterans Affairs – Where to get help