Being preoccupied with death in conversation, writing, or
Giving away belongings.
friends and family.
Having aggressive or hostile behavior.
It is extremely important that you take all threats of suicide seriously and seek immediate treatment for your child
or teenager. If you are a child or teen and have these feelings, talk with your
parents, an adult friend, or your doctor right away to get some help.
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Signs of depression, which can lead to suicidal behavior,
Loss of interest in activities that were once
Changes in eating and sleeping
Difficulty thinking and
Complaints of continued
Complaints of headaches, stomachaches, or fatigue with no
actual physical problems.
Expressions of guilt and/or not allowing anyone
to give him or her praise or rewards.
FDA advisory. The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) has issued an
advisory on antidepressant medicines and the risk of
suicide. The FDA does not recommend that people stop using these medicines.
Instead, a person taking antidepressants should be watched for warning signs of
suicide. This is especially important at the beginning of treatment or when
doses are changed.