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Warning signs of suicide in adults include:
If someone talks about suicide, self-harm, or feeling hopeless, get help right away. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255). Or text HOME to 741741 to access the Crisis Text Line. Consider saving these numbers in your phone.
If the person has a plan to harm themself or someone else, follow these steps:
It's hard to know if a person is thinking about suicide. But you can look for things that may make suicide more likely. These include their personal history and stressful life changes.
People may be more likely to attempt suicide if they:
Life changes that may increase the risk of suicide include:
Take any mention of suicide seriously. If someone talks about suicide, self-harm, or feeling hopeless, get help right away.
Current as of:
June 16, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineChristine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health
Current as of: June 16, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Christine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health
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