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Warning Signs of Suicide

12 June 2016 Written by 

While it is often a difficult condition to describe, depression need not be dealt with alone. Sometimes reaching out for help is more than the person suffering can do. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline reports the warning signs to look for: 

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves.
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
  • Talking about being a burden to others.
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
  • Sleeping too little or too much.
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves.
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.

If the person you are concerned with demonstrates a change in behavior perhaps that is their way of asking for help. Call a professional and find out what you can do to help or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline A@ 1-800-273-TALK (8255) if you are struggling with any of these warning signs.

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Nadine Knapp

I was born into a large Catholic Family of 14 children in Upstate New York. I graduated with my degree in Professional and Technical Writing from University of South Florida. My recovery story began when I witnessed addiction in close  relatives and friends. Unable to change them I began to focus on what I could change, me. Building a support system for myself I now strive daily to keep the focus on me. In my articles I sometimes share stories from my own experience, strength, and hope. It is my hope that others will find courage to see "the elephant in the room" and seek out help for themselves against this cunning,baffling,and powerful disease.
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