The following signs may mean someone you know is at risk for suicide.

  • 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
*Reprinted by permission from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The risk of suicide is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these signs, seek help as soon as possible!  You can call the Suicide Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and/or follow the following link to BetterHelp.com to help find a therapist or psychologist near you, who is licensed, experienced and ready to help: https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/therapy/how-do-i-find-a-therapist-near-me/ 

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