Suicide: 5 Warning Signs and 5 Things You Can Do to Help




Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America. In fact, 105 people, of all ages and economic classes, commit suicide in the U.S. every day.


According to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, there are common identifiers to determine whether you or someone you know may be at risk of committing suicide. Learn the warning signs and what you can do to help a person who might be considering this fatal act.


5 Most Common Warning Signs Of Suicide

1. Attempting Self-Harm or Self-Injury

2. Extreme Feelings of Loss or Hopelessness

3. Uncharacteristic Changes in Mood and Behavior

4. Isolating Oneself

5. Putting Affairs in Order

5 Things to Do if You See Warning Signs

1. Take the person seriously and realize that he or she is not joking but is telling you his or her plans.


2. Call 911.

3
. If the danger is imminent, reach out for help by calling a suicide crisis line such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

4. Encourage the person to seek mental help.

5. Don't give up on the person. Check in with him or her constantly. Let the person know that you want him or her to be safe and well, and that professional treatment is the best way to do that.

    If you or someone you know is experiences of these or you believe they may be in  imminent danger, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).