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Suicide is rarely a spur of the moment decision. In the days and hours before people kill themselves, there are usually clues and warning signs.

The strongest and most disturbing signs are verbal - "I can't go on," "Nothing matters any more" or even "I'm thinking of ending it all." Such remarks should always be taken seriously.

Other common warning signs include:

  • Becoming depressed or withdrawn
  • Behaving recklessly
  • Getting affairs in order and giving away valued possessions
  • Showing a marked change in behavior, attitudes or appearance
  • Abusing drugs or alcohol
  • Suffering a major loss or life change

More Resources:

Befrienders WorldWide: Warning Signs
www.befrienders.org/support/index.asp

Suicide.org: Warning Signs:
suicide.org/suicide-warning-signs.html

Metanoia: How you can help (includes warning signs)
www.metanoia.org/suicide/whattodo.htm


 
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