Suicide is a serious issue that affects many people each day. Suicide rates in the United States have risen in recent years, and it has become increasingly important to spot the warning signs of suicide. It can be difficult for some to see these signs, but if you know what they are then you will be able to help someone before they go through with it. This blog post will talk about some of the behaviors that may indicate that someone is thinking about suicide, so read on!
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death in America. Here are some of the warning signs that may indicate someone might be considering suicide:
Guilt and shame are common burdens that may lead the person feeling them into feelings of isolation. When these emotions arise, people can become trapped by wanting to die or be rid of their pain altogether; they feel empty without any hope for relief which leads many suicide victims back into depression. Isolation can make someone feel that everything has been taken away from them-their family’s love, friends’ company… And if this weren’t enough there is also an immense amount of physical discomfort caused by guilt such as stomach problems (anxiety), paralysis etc., not forgetting how much more challenging life will be now with no chance at redemption left.
People who are suicidal often feel like they want to die or wish that someone would kill them. They may also search the internet for ways on how to complete suicide successfully and begin researching methods of painless death.
If somebody is considering self-harm you mustn’t leave them alone because this could be a time when they try to do something dangerous. When a person is feeling suicidal, they may withdraw from friends and family, or say goodbye in an attempt to get rid of any ties that will cause them pain when the individual goes through with their plan.
People who are depressed often feel like a burden on others because they think everything would be better if they weren’t around. These feelings of guilt and shame can lead them into a state that feels unbearable for those around them as well, so it’s important to monitor the people you care about closely when they begin to express themselves in this way.
It is also possible for someone who is suicidal or depressed to display mood swings that may be sudden but not necessarily obvious. If you notice a friend or family member becoming very angry, anxious, sad… Or if someone who was usually calm and even-tempered begins acting erratically it may be because they are beginning to suffer from depression and don’t know how else to cope with their feelings.
If the person shows signs of eating too much or too little then it is a cause for concern as well because these behaviors are dangerous. It’s important to talk about the changes you notice in mood and behavior with your loved ones so that they can seek professional help if needed.
Suicide rates have risen over the last decade, but by recognizing warning signs we may be able to save lives. If someone talks about wanting to die, feeling guilty or ashamed, taking dangerous risks… Or if they withdraw from friends and family then you must reach out. Let them know that help is available so that no one has to feel like their life isn’t worth living anymore.
It’s also important for people who may be considering suicide themselves to recognize the warning signs in others and reach out to them before it’s too late. This will make a great difference for people who are thinking about ending their lives because they may feel like the only way out of this pain is death… But by learning more about how you can help if someone shows these signs we can be proactive and reduce the number of suicides that occur every year.
This blog post is about warning signs of suicide and what to look out for when you are worried that someone might be suicidal. The behaviors listed in the article include talking about wanting to die, feeling great guilt or shame… And displaying mood swings such as eating too much or too little, sleeping more than usual, increased agitation etc.
Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
free and confidential. You’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor in your area.
For more information, visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
You can also connect 24/7 to a crisis counselor by texting the Crisis Text Line.Text HOME to 741741.
***Today Telemedicine is not equipped to handle suicidal crisis and you will be referred to dial 9-1-1 and visit the nearest ER with behavioral health center*****