Know the warning signs
Some warning signs may help you determine if you or a loved one is at risk for suicide, especially if the behavior is new, has increased or seems related to a painful event, loss or change. If any of these sound familiar, reach out to Your Life Iowa for help now.
- Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
- Looking for a way to kill themselves, including online searches for suicide-related topics or buying a firearm
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
- Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
- Talking about being a burden to others
- Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
- Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
- Sleeping too little or too much
- Withdrawing or isolating themselves
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
- Extreme mood swings
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