You can recognise the signs
It is distressing to realise that someone close to you may be considering taking their own life. It is often difficult to know what to say or what to do. People need to know that it is OK to Talk. Recognising the warning signs is one way that you can support someone who you are concerned about.
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Below are some suggested signs that you might look out for in someone you know who may be at risk:
- Have you noticed any changes in their behaviour? For instance have they began giving away precious objects;
- Has the person begun to withdraw? To they make excuses not to go out with friends and family like they have in the past?
- Has the person you are concerned about stopped engaging in the activities that they usually enjoy?