Suicide warning signs represent as noticeable shifts in thoughts, behaviors and emotions.
5 Warning Signs Someone You Care About May Be Contemplating Suicide
Suicide warning signs represent as changes in normal functioning. Are you noticing a difference in this moment that is in stark contrast to other moments you’ve spent together? Do you notice differences in the person’s general thinking/actions/feelings? When we consider changes in behavior we want to think about and compare to their baseline functioning.
Watch for Signs
Let your loved one know, I see you, I love you, I’m here for you, I care about you, and ask what can I do?
It’s Our Job
It’s our job to check in when we notice the warning signs. As family members, as loved ones, it is our job to check in and tap the one we care about on the shoulder. Let your loved one know, I see you, I love you, I’m here for you, I care about you, and ask what can I do?
Dr. Julie Rickard is a WA State Licensed Psychologist, CEO for Moment by Moment Suicide Prevention and Director of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of North Central Washington.
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