Suicide warning signs

Suicide prevention advocates believe education and awareness about suicide, including common warning sides, could prevent many deaths. If you or someone you know exhibits any of the following signs, seek help with a mental health professional or contact Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center at 410-531-6677 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255:

•Threatening or talking about hurting or killing oneself

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

•Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide

•Feeling hopeless, trapped or without a purpose in life

•Experiencing rage or uncontrollable anger

•Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities

•Increasing alcohol or drug use

•Withdrawing from family, friends and society

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

•Experiencing dramatic mood changes

Source: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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