Warning Signs (short-cut http://bit.ly/2oVIj7U)

Research shows that in 48% of the cases resulting in a suicide attempt, suicide was a spur of the moment decision. In the remaining cases, the days and hours before people kill themselves, there are usually clues and warning signs.

The strongest and most disturbing signs are verbal – ‘I can’t go on,’ ‘Nothing matters any more’ or even ‘I’m thinking of ending it all.’ Such remarks should always be taken seriously. Of course, in most cases these situations do not lead to suicide. But, generally, the more signs a person displays, the higher the risk of suicide.

Situations

Behaviors

Physical Changes

Thoughts and Emotions

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