Suicide: its not the only way out
speak up and reach out
Here are 5 verbal signs
- "I want to die"
- "I don't want to live anymore"
- "I wont have to put up with this much longer"
- "Nothing matters, who cares"
- "I wish I was dead"
- A sudden upbeat mood, which can signal that the decion to attempt suicide has been made
- Giving away possessions or otherwise settling affairs
- Depression and hopelessness
- Neglect of or dramatic change in appearance
- Personality changes such as apathy or moodiness
Suicide is preventable!
- Make sure to first show you care
- Get them professional help as soon as possible
- Talk directly to them about the problem and show empathy
- Stress the temporary nature of the problems
- Make clear you understand their plan, but emphasize suicide in not the answer