thoughts about death are not uncommon,
but persistent suicidal feelings and the act of planning your suicide
are serious. If you notice
that you are often thinking of suicide or death, you should seek
immediately. You shouldn’t feel alone or helpless if you
are suicidal, there is support and there is always help for you.
people who feel suicidal believe that there is no hope for them,
but this is not true. Medical treatment and therapy is often successful
in preventing suicide. If you feel compelled to kill yourself,
please call a suicide hotline 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or
see a counselor immediately.
If you notice warning signs in somebody
you know, you should seek help immediately. Warning signs include:
- talking about wanting to die
- talking about wanting to disappear
- reckless behavior
- getting affairs in order/giving away possessions
- major behavioral changes
- suffering a major loss or change
- unsuccessful suicide attempts
- talking about being worthless
- sustained bouts of depression
People with depression or substance abuse problems can become
suicidal. If you have diagnosed depression, talk with your therapist
for preventing suicidal thoughts, especially if you are on
any form of anti-depressant.
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