Thousands of people commit suicide each year. Unfortunately, the warning signs are not always apparent. Some people are secretive about how they feel. However, those who show obvious intentions, can be helped. Reaching out to them can save his or her life. When obvious signs are shown, it is important to immediately take action. Here are the top 5 signs to watch out for:
A suicidal person starts pulling away from family and friends. When they are around others, they seem disconnected. Most of the time, they would rather be alone. It may seem as if they are rejecting you, but that is not the case. They just want to be by themselves.
Extreme Mood Swings
They become emotionally unstable. They may seem happy one minute and depressed the next minute. They may, all of a sudden, become quick tempered. Even the slightest things can set them off. Be sure to never walk away from them.
Sudden Loss Of Interest
They lose interest in their job, school, or hobbies. Performing poorly in school or work is also apparent. Sometimes, they even make irrational decisions. They may put themselves in harms way or make unreasonable financial decisions.
Change In Eating Habits
When people are suicidal, their eating habits change. They either eat more or less than usual. You will sometimes see a change in their weight.
Talk About Suicide
A suicidal person sometimes cut themselves regularly. They may also talk about a plan to end their life. You may hear them mention about hanging themselves or shooting themselves in the head. They may even say it in a joking manner. Don’t take it for a joke. Take immediate action.
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