If someone you know is thinking about suicide…
1. Take it seriously. Suicidal ideation (continual suicidal thoughts) is not typical, and it reflects a larger problem.
2. Ask, listen, tell, if the threat is immediate stay with the person.
3. Be a good listener but remember that having suicidal thoughts reflects a bigger underlying problem.
4. Warning Signs
-Change in mood: sadness, anxiety, irritability
- Change in behavior: isolation
- Change in sleep
- Change in appetite
- Increase in aggression or impulsiveness agitation
-Feeling hopeless or worthless
Find help fast
- In an emergency, call 911.
- Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline).
- If you are outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of international resources.
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