Warning Signs for Suicide
Based on data from the AFSP, approximately 45,000 Americans die by suicide each year. For every completed suicide there are 25 suicide attempts. There are some warning signs that may alert you that a loved one is thinking about taking their life:
They believe they are a burden to others.
They feel hopeless, or say they have no reason to live.
They gain the means to commit suicide, such as buying a gun or storing up drugs.
They mention they want to die.
Changes in sleep habits, like sleeping more than normal or insomnia.
Withdraws from family and friends.
Having a recent trauma or loss.
Increased use of alcohol or drugs.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.