• Speaking about the desire to die, sentiments about hopelessness or for being no purpose
• Seeing for a means to murder oneself
• Speaking about feeling stuck, being in an agonizing hurt or being a liability to other people
• Using drugs or drinking alcohol too much
• Acting nervous, disturbed or irresponsibly
• Sleeping too much or too little
• Moving back or feeling alone and lonely
• Displaying anger or speaking about the search of payback
• Exhibiting life-threatening mood swings
The more of these signs a person display, the greater the risk.
What to do if someone displays warning signs of suicide:
• Do not let the person to be alone.
• Move away all the weapons and sharp objects like a gun and knife from that person. Remove all drugs and alcohols that can serve as a means for a suicide attempt.
• Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255.
• Bring the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.
Source: American Association of Suicidology
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