Friday, 13 April 2018

15 most common signs and symptoms of Suicidal behavior- Suicide Prevention

How to help if you know someone in crisis?

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline(NSPL) by dialing 
  1-800-273-TALK (8255(toll-free), this facility is available 24/7. They provide free and confidential support and for an emergency dial 911. To know more about NSPL visit

15 most common signs and symptoms of suicide

Suicide has become the major health concern now according to the report over 36,000 people in the United States commit suicide every year (that is 1 person every 14.2 minutes).

And now it has become the 10th leading cause of death. According to the World Health Organisation, a person commits suicide every 4 seconds somewhere in the world.


When someone is in a suicidal crisis we often see these changes-
  • Usually, a person starts doing such activities that could tend to death such as fast and rough driving, taking drugs and alcohols (in large amount), cutting more often and taking unnecessary risks etc.

  • A person has finally lost all the hope and couldn't find a way out and feels hopeless and worthless.

  •  Death of any loved ones, loss of a job or money, break up or divorce in relationships or any other life crisis could be the reason for a suicide attempt.

  •  You will see the change in their attitude/behavior moreover, they become less concern about their physical appearance.

  • Always they want to stay in love with their sadness.

  • Avoiding friends and families and choose to be alone.

  •  If a person is depressed for a long time and consider to commit suicide he/she will start making a to-do list such as meeting friends/relatives, giving away possessions, paying off debts, writing death notes or some will make a plan or a way to kill themselves by collecting materials for suicide such as purchasing a gun or rope or collecting a medications. 

  • Change in eating habits.

  • Global insomnia.

  • Panic attacks.

  • Social isolation.

  • Feels like the burden to others and talking about death.

  • Feels like trapped as they have no way out and solutions to their problems.

  • Feelings of guilt and guilt.

  • Often says no one loves me and feels life ain't worth living.

Risk Factors Mental disorders such as psychiatric disorders, social and families situation plays a crucial role in increased the risk factor for suicide.

 Whereas, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, personality disorders, depression, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia have the greatest occurrence of suicide risk. 90% of people who committed suicide have a psychiatric disorder. 

Additionally, if someone has a history of committing suicide that could be a greater risk in future. There are also psychological factors that contribute to suicide this relates to people how they experience themselves their place in the world. 

Some people who have experienced insecure attachments can become the sensitive and painful experience of detachment in their relationships. 

These people often face uncontrollable pain, the feeling of abandonment, and mood swings. They have 10% of the higher risk of committing suicide in the future.

Severe stress can also play a role in activating the suicide risk factor. Some people carry genetic risk factors for this mental sickness such as depression, bipolar disorders, and schizophrenia.

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