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Is becoming withdrawn a warning side of suicide risk?

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It can be. Someone who's thinking of suicide may avoid close friends and family, loses interest in activities and social events, and becomes isolated. If you think someone may be suicidal,  encourage them to talk to a mental health professional as soon as possible. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is always open. You can reach a trained counselor at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255).

SOURCES:

CDC: “Suicide rising across the U.S.”

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: “We Can All Prevent Suicide.”

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: “We Can All Prevent Suicide.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Recognizing Suicidal Behavior.”

American Psychological Association: “Suicide Warning Signs.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Warning Signs of Suicide.”

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: “Suicide Warning Signs.”

Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior: “What's the Harm in Asking About Suicidal Ideation?”

Mayo Clinic: “Suicide: What to Do When Someone Is Suicidal.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on June 08, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “Suicide rising across the U.S.”

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: “We Can All Prevent Suicide.”

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: “We Can All Prevent Suicide.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Recognizing Suicidal Behavior.”

American Psychological Association: “Suicide Warning Signs.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Warning Signs of Suicide.”

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: “Suicide Warning Signs.”

Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior: “What's the Harm in Asking About Suicidal Ideation?”

Mayo Clinic: “Suicide: What to Do When Someone Is Suicidal.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on June 08, 2018

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