Suicide does not discriminate against age, sex, or gender, and is not contained by economic, social, or ethnic boundaries. This means that suicide can affect virtually anyone, at any given time.
Every death by suicide leaves countless family members and friends bereaved, and entire communities impacted.
So why do people do it?
Suicide is an incredibly complex subject, and there really is no exact answer. Many individuals considering suicide feel as though their pain will never end and that suicide is the only way to stop the suffering.
Here are some suicide warning signs to watch for in your loved ones:
What can you do if a loved one is expression signs of suicidal ideation?
If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts:
Below are some crisis lines should you ever need them:
If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, ALWAYS reach out for help. Know that what you are experiencing is treatable and suicidal feelings are temporary.
Life can get better.
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