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Recognising the signs of suicide

Language
  • Feels like a burden on others ("It will be easier for you without me.")
  • Feels like trapped ("I won't change anything anyway.")
  • Can't see any reason to live ("My life is meaningless.")
  • Hints that he / she will not be alive soon ("If something happens to me.")
  • He / she is suffering unbearable pain ("I can't cope with it on my own.")
Mood
  • Depression
  • Loss of interest
  • Desperation
  • Annoyance
  • Powerlessness
  • Anxiety
Behaviour
  • Increased alcohol and / or medication use
  • Finding ways / means to commit suicide
  • Showing negligent behaviour
  • Retreating from normal activities
  • Insomnia / drowsiness
  • Giving away precious items
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Visiting loved ones to say goodbye
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