Warning Signs

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If you’ve noticed changes in yourself or someone you care about, seek help as soon as possible. These signs may be a clue that you need to connect with someone—especially if they are new or have gotten worse.

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself. Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
  • Talking about being a burden to others.
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
  • Sleeping too little or too much.
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.

If you notice these signs in yourself or someone you know, contact a mental health professional or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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  1. [...] the year, all of us at Rob’s Kids encourage you to learn what you can about depression, PTSD and recognizing the signs that someone is considering ending their own life. Help is available and we’d like everyone to know where to find [...]

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