According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, these are the warning signs of suicide:

  • Threatening to hurt or kill oneself or talking about wanting to hurt or kill oneself.

  • Looking for ways to kill oneself by seeking access to firearms, pills or other means.

  • Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide when these actions are out of the ordinary for the person.

  • Feeling hopeless.

  • Feeling rage or uncontrolled anger or seeking revenge.

  • Acting recklessly or engaging in risky activities seemingly without thinking.

  • Feeling trapped, like there is no way out.

  • Increasing alcohol or drug use.

  • Withdrawing from friends, family and society.

  • Feeling anxious, agitated or unable to sleep, or sleeping all the time.

  • Experiencing dramatic mood changes.

  • Seeing no reason for living or having no sense of purpose in life.

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