ELKHART, Ind. — The National Mental Information Center recommends seeking help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health expert or calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK if you or someone you know exhibits any of these signs:
- Threatening to hurt or kill oneself or talking about wanting to hurt or kill oneself.
- Looking for ways to kill oneself by seeking access to guns, pills or other means.
- Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide when these actions are out of ordinary for the person.
- Feeling hopeless.
- Feeling rage or uncontrolled anger or feeling a need to seek revenge.
- Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities, seemingly without thinking.
- Feeling trapped, or like there’s no way out of a situation.
- Increasing alcohol or drug use.
- Withdrawing from friends, family and society.
- Feeling anxious, agitated or unable to sleep. Or, conversely, sleeping all the time.
- Experiencing dramatic mood changes.
- Seeing no reason for living or having no sense of purpose of life.
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