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    What Are the Symptoms of Depression?

    Warning Signs of Suicide

    If you or someone you know shows any of the following warning signs, contact a mental health professional right away or go to the emergency room for immediate treatment.

    • Talking about committing suicide
    • Always talking or thinking about death
    • Making comments about being hopeless, helpless, or worthless
    • Saying things like "It would be better if I wasn't here" or "I want out"
    • Depression (deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating) that gets worse
    • A sudden switch from being very sad to being very calm or appearing to be happy
    • Having a "death wish," tempting fate by taking risks that could lead to death, like driving recklessly
    • Losing interest in things one used to care about
    • Visiting or calling people one cares about
    • Putting affairs in order, tying up lose ends, changing a will

     

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg, MD on May 29, 2016

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