Signs and Symptoms that Could Stop Suicide

Learning about suicide is important. Most individuals who end their lives (over 40,000 each year in the United States alone) struggle with mental health disorders. Knowing the signs and symptoms do not always prevent suicides but could help you protect yourself, your family and your friends. Reach out to health professionals if you are worried, and keep in mind you can also research reputable organizations online. The one thing you don’t want to do is stay uninformed about something that could mean the difference between life and death. Warning signs that may indicate a mental health disorder could be mistaken for the kind of common reactions that often occur in the teen years due to rapid changes experienced at this time of life or at other times during periods of high stress. Yet, according to the National Institute of Mental Health Disorders, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, suicide is a leading cause of death in those aged 15 to 24.  The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) lists possible symptoms that can appear and can help with finding a local NAMI chapter in your area or finding treatment. The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am-6 pm ET at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or via email at info@nami.org. If you or someone you know needs helps now, you should immediately call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or call 911. Possible symptoms of mental health disorders include the following: Excessive ...
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