Suicide warning signs

Posted 10/2/17

Warning signs

of suicide

The following behavioral patterns may indicate possible risk for suicide and should be watched closely. If they appear numerous or severe, seek professional help at …

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Suicide warning signs

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Warning signs
of suicide
The following behavioral patterns may indicate possible risk for suicide and should be watched closely. If they appear numerous or severe, seek professional help at once. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) provides access to trained telephone counselors, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Talking about suicide, death, and/or no reason to live
Preoccupation with death and dying
Withdrawal from friends and/or social activities
Experience of a recent severe loss (especially a relationship) or the threat of a significant loss
Experience or fear of a situation of humiliation of failure
Drastic changes in behavior
Loss of interest in hobbies, work, school, etc.
Preparation for death by making out a will (unexpectedly) and final arrangements
Giving away prized possessions
Previous history of suicide attempts, as well as violence and/or hostility
Unnecessary risks; reckless and/or impulsive behavior
Loss of interest in personal appearance
Increased use of alcohol and/or drugs
General hopelessness
Being faced with a situation of humiliation or failure
Unwillingness to connect with potential helpers.
Free information about youth suicide is available through the website of the Jason Foundation (www.jasonfoundation.com), a national youth suicide prevention agency headquartered in Tennessee.
For non-emergency information on suicide prevention, contact the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network at 615-297-1077 or tspn@tspn.org. The TTY line is 1-800-799-4TTY (4889).

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