Suicide Warning Signs

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Suicide is 100% preventable and the first line of defense is you!

80% of people who attempt suicide have told at least one person. So if you’re concerned about a friend or family member, Know the Signs and ask.

One very big fear and common myth is talking about suicide will put the idea in a person’s head. FALSE. Talking about your concerns will lighten the load for the person, show you care and provide someone to help seek support.

If you’re needing to know more, below for an overview of what to look out for:

Listen.

What are they saying?

  • A burden to others
  • Experiencing unbearable pain
  • Feeling trapped
  • Killing themselves
  • Having no reason to live

Watch.

How does their mood present?

  • Depressed
  • Loss of interest
  • Anxious
  • Irritable
  • Humiliated
  • Rage

Pay attention

What new behaviors are they engaging in?

  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs
  • Isolating from friends or family
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Acting recklesslyWithdrawing from activities
  • Giving away personal items
  • Looking for a way to harm themselves
  • Visiting or telling people goodbye

If you need more information, check out Suicide is Preventable.

About The Author

About The Author

Stassi is a Licensed Professional Counselor serving ambitious womxn in the Portland-metro area. She believes connection is the driving force to healing and therapy creates the building blocks for change.

Stassi got her Bachelor's Degree at the University of Oregon in Psychology. She then attended Columbia University where she earned a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, a Master of Education in Psychological Counseling, and specialized in Multicultural Counseling.

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