Signs to Watch

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Unfortunately, most of us know someone who has committed or attempted to commit suicide. My next book will attempt to reach at least a few people considering suicide and stop them because contrary to the lyrics of the theme of the 1970s hit TV show Mash, suicide is not painless. 

A few actions to watch for:

Previous attempts to commit suicide

Mentioning suicide 

Purchasing a gun, rope, poison, or stockpiling pills

Giving away possessions

Neglecting hygiene/dramatic changes in dress

Sad, depressed, lacking mojo

Withdrawing from friends

Alcohol or drug abuse

Taking daring risks

Recognize those signs? Call  the National Hotline: 1-800-273-8255