Sudden changes in behaviour, Sudden changes in mood, Sudden changes in sleep patterns, Sudden change in eating patterns, Sharing a desire to end one's life, Withdrawing from people and enjoyable actvities, Increasing one's use of substances, Giving one's belongings away, Sharing feelings of hopelessness
People think about suicide when they have overwhelming feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. Guidance from a counsellor or health care professional and support from family and friends can help a person to overcome these thoughts.
Physical signs of suicide include changes in eating pattenrs, sleeping patterns, and behaviour.
Intellectually a person may have thoughts of helplessness, stress, and worthlessness.
Spiritually a person may feel lost, confused, and disconnected from others.
Emotionally a person may have feelings of hopelessness, sadness, and anxiety.
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