According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the period between 1999 and 2017 saw a 33% increase in deaths associated with suicide.
Has your loved one lately mentioned committing suicide? It is essential to take any warning signs seriously because people don’t use suicide as an idle threat to seek attention. But what are the warning signs, when should you take suicide threats seriously, and what can you do?
Suicidal threats can be communicated verbally, emotionally, or psychologically. Your loved one may show few if not all possible signs of suicidal ideation. Some of these may include:
Your loved one may talk about their suicidal thoughts or express their feelings through:
Your loved one may accompany their suicide threats with some behaviors such as:
Suicide threats may be accompanied by mood changes such as:
You should also take a suicide threat seriously if your loved one faces some setbacks in life, such as grief, financial constraints, loss of employment, diagnosis of a terminal illness, divorce, or a relationship crisis.
The first thing you can do to help a loved one with suicidal thoughts is to listen and be emphatic without judging. Other steps you may take include:
Suicidal thoughts may be overwhelming. However, the crisis can be temporary and treatable. Sometimes all your loved one wants is for you to show them you care and are ready to listen to them. Give them the time and assurance that all will be well. Additionally, give them your moral support and encourage them to seek help from a health professional.
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