Many people at some time in their lives think about suicide.
Most people struggling decide to live because they come to realize the crisis is temporary and death is permanent. On the other hand, people having a crisis sometimes perceive their dilemma as inescapable and feel an utter loss of control. These are some of the feelings and thoughts they may experience. Take into consideration anyone at anytime can show these signs, but when you notice a friend or loved displaying these actions (one or more) and they are out of character there is cause for concern:
Can’t stop the pain
Can’t think clearly
Can’t make decisions
Can’t see any way out
Can’t sleep, eat, or work
Can’t get out of depression
Can’t make the sadness go away
Can’t see a future without pain
Can’t see themselves as worthwhile
Can’t get someone’s attention
Can’t seem to get control
If you experience these feelings, seek help immediately. Call 911 if you are in immediate danger. If someone you know is showing signs of suicide or depression, stay with them, call 911, listen, and offer help. The Suicide lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 or text GO to 741741.