Pain isn't always obvious but people who are struggling often have one or more of the warning signs. If you see even one warning sign, step in or speak up. Take the time to learn what to do now, so you're ready to be there for a friend or loved one when it matters most.
Some of these signs can be difficult to gauge. Just noticing any change in someone's behavior can be a tip off that they are struggling. Trust your gut, It is better to ask them and be wrong than to not to ask at all.
To learn more about the warning signs visit: www.Suicideispreventable.org
Some warning signs include:
Increased drug and alcohol use
No sense of purpose
Talking about wanting to die or suicide
Changes in sleep
Putting affairs in order
Giving away possessions
Sudden mood changes
Neglect of personal appearance