Recognising suicidal symptoms: the warning signs
Suicidal thoughts affect us on an emotional and mental level.
Prompting us to act in strange ways, suicidal thoughts prevents us from connecting with people and enjoying the various pleasures of everyday life.
What are suicidal symptoms?
To prevent suicide, we need to recognise the signs of suicide and seek treatment immediately.
It's important to note that suicidal thoughts affect us on a mental and emotional level prompting us to behave differently.
Are you worried?
Emotional suicidal symptoms
Are you worried about suicidal thoughts? Those who do feel one or more of the following emotions:
- Feeling Trapped
Physical suicidal symptoms
If you (or someone you know) display one or more of these behaivours, then you are dealing with suicidal thoughts.
- Making funeral arrangements
- Giving their possessions away.
- Feeling like a burden to others
- Feeling isolated and alone.
- Acting aggressive and irritated
- Drastic changes in mood and behaviour.
- Inflicting self-harm
- Quitting activities that were once important
- Unusual risk-taking
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Emotional outbursts and mood swings
- Increased irritability
- Significant changes to sleep pattern
- Extreme changes in eating habits
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Lost interest in personal hygiene
Conversational suicidal symptoms
- Conveying hopelessness - “Nothing I do seems to work”
- Talking about suicide and death
- Uncertain about their place - “I fit nowhere”
- Seeking escape - “I take it anymore”
- Feeling damaged - “I will never be the same”
- Alone - “No one will notice if I am gone”
- Feeling helpless - “No one can help me”
- Guilt - “It's my fault I am to blame.”
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