Sharing Wipe Out Suicide’s Facebook-status 🙂
“There are some things that someone might do that could indicate that they are contemplating, or even planning, suicide. It is important that you make yourself aware of these actions, and use them as starting points to draw them out and perhaps express what is bothering him or her. Here are some of the indications of a suicide plan:
Actually says, “I’m thinking of committing suicide” or “I want to kill myself” or “I wish I could die.”
There are also verbal hints that could indicate suicidal thoughts or plans. These include such phrases as: “I want you to know something, in case something happens to me” or “I won’t trouble you anymore.”
They begin giving away favorite belongings, or promising them to friends and family members.
Throws away important possessions.
Shows signs of extreme cheerfulness following periods of depression.
Creates suicide notes.
Expresses bizarre or unsettling thoughts on occasion.
Understanding that suicide warning signs are serious calls for help is important. Many share their thoughts and feelings in a desperate attempt to be acknowledged. In many cases, they don’t know how to deal with their feelings and problems and are looking for someone to help them find assistance. Acknowledging these warning signs and seeking help for the problem, and offering support to anyone who is working through his or her issues is very important, and can help prevent suicide. Suicide is a very real danger, and heeding the warning signs can truly save a life.”