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Any of the following signs are serious enough to reach out for help. Everyone can play a role in preventing suicide by being aware of the warning signs of suicidal behaviors: URGENT
1. IS PATH WARM?
Ideation / thinking / threatening or expressing the following: Death, Dying, or Suicide in Person / SMS / In social networking sites / Chats and the following could be the verbal signs:
- "I want to kill myself."
- "I don't want to be here anymore."
- "No one understands me."
- "I can't take it anymore."
- "Things will never get better."
- "I'm tired of being a burden to my friends and family."
- "No one would miss me if I were gone."
- “I’m not going to kill myself, but I just can’t take it anymore”
- “If such and such doesn’t happen, I’ll kill myself”.
- “What’s the point of living?“
Substance Abuse / excessive or increased (Alcohol & Drugs) ;
Purposelessness in life (expresses no reason for living);
Acting anxious, agitated, inability to sleep, or sleeping all the time;
Trapped (Expressions of feeling trapped—like there’s no way out or being in unbearable pain)
Hopelessness (Nothing will ever change)
Withdrawal from friends, family, society or feeling isolated;
Anger (uncontrolled) / rage / seeking revenge
Recklessness/ engaging in risky activities—seemingly without thinking
Mood Changes (dramatic swings)
2. Writing Essays and Poems / or listening to music which expresses the following theme:
3. Looking for a way and means to kill oneself, such as searching online information for seeking access to poison, pills, gun, rope inflammable liquids or other means;
4. Physical Changes
5, Acting Differently
Most young people who are feeling depressed or desperate enough to consider suicide give clues to how they're feeling. These signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has recently increased in frequency or intensity, and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. More of these signs a person shows, the greater the risk. Warning signs are associated with suicide but may not be what causes a suicide. Do not leave the person alone.
Seek immediate help from a mental health provider, or your local emergency provider, or +91 909 269 7090 when you hear or see any one of these behaviors.
Seek help by contacting a mental health professional or calling +91 909 269 7090 for a referral if you witness, hear, or see anyone exhibiting one or more of these behaviors:
Not an emergency, but a mental health assessment is needed.
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