4. Physical Suicide Warning Signs
- Sudden/drastic changes in appetite.
- Lack of appetite.
- Weight fluctuations/ extreme changes in weight.
- Unable to sleep at all or sleeping more than normal.
- Lack of interest when it comes to physical appearance.
- Feeling tired and fatigued all the time.
- Poor health.
If you see any of these signs in someone, then don’t ignore them. Reach out to them, and even if they don’t open themselves up to you in the first few tries, don’t give up. It’s not always easy to talk about something so painful, so try to be there by their side.
Simply listening to someone, and reassuring them that they are not alone, is sometimes enough to save their lives. Showing simple kindness towards others can go a long way in helping them heal, and give them the positivity and encouragement to not give up on their lives.
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or you know someone who is, then you can contact these helpline numbers:
The veterans’ suicide hotline (Veterans Crisis Line): 1-800-273-8255, press 1 or text to 838255 (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week)
Teen suicide hotline (Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline): 1-800-USA-KIDS (872-5437) (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Suicide Hotline (the Trevor Lifeline): 1-866-488-7386 (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week)
TrevorText text messaging: Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 (Available on Fridays (4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT)
You Matter website: https://youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
If you want to know more about suicide warning signs, then check this video out below: