Warning signs of suicide

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• Talking about wanting to kill themselves, or saying they wish they were dead

• Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as hoarding medicine or buying a gun

• Talking about a specific suicide plan

• Feeling hopeless, humiliated, desperate, or needing to escape from an intolerable situation

• Feeling like a burden to others

• Suffering intense anxiety and/or panic attacks

• Losing interest in things and in the ability to experience pleasure

• Insomnia

• Becoming socially isolated and withdrawn from friends, family, and others

• Acting irritable or agitated

• Showing rage, or talking about seeking revenge for being victimized or rejected

For help, call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Source: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention