Suicide Warning Signs


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  • Noticeable change in behavior.
  • Signs of depression (sleeping problems, change in appetite, feelings of hopelessness, etc.)
  • Alcohol or drug abuse.
  • Obsession with death.
  • Decline in performance or participation in activities.
  • Suicidal gesturing or reckless behavior.
  • Giving away prized possessions.
  • Unusual purchases (weapon, rope, pills).
  • Sudden happiness after a prolonged depression.
  • Talking about suicide or dying.
  • Withdrawal from friends or family.
  • Previous suicide attempts.
  • Statements about hopelessness, worthlessness, helplessness.
  • Inability to concentrate or trouble remembering.
  • Chronic pain or frequent complaints of physical symptoms.


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