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Warning signs of suicide: What to look out for

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Changes in the way they speak about their life

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Describing their situation as hopeless

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Talking as if they don't have a future

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Saying they are worthless or a burden to others

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Talking more about death, or about not wanting to live.

Changes in the way a person acts

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Wanting to be alone

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Seeming sad or low most of the time

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Taking less care with their appearance and grooming

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Putting themselves in dangerous situations

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Eating differently and rapid changes in weight

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Being distracted or unable to concentrate

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Being irritable or angry

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Having problems with falling asleep

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Giving away things that are important to them

What can I do if I notice these signs?

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Contact emergency services

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Call a helpline to get some back-up

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Be a non-judgemental, sympathetic listener

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Help the person reach out for more support

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