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What are the warning signs of suicide?

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If you or someone you know has any of these signs, contact a mental health professional or go to the emergency room right away:

  • Talk about killing yourself
  • Always talk or think about death
  • Make comments about being hopeless, helpless, or worthless
  • Say things like, "It would be better if I weren't here" or "I want out"
  • Depression (deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating) that gets worse
  • Sudden switch from being very sad to being very calm or acting happy
  • Take risks that could be deadly, like driving through red lights
  • Lose interest in things you used to care about
  • Put affairs in order or change a will

From: Multiple Sclerosis and Depression WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Depression."

Siegert, R.   April 2005. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry with Practical Neurology,

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "The Many Shadows of MS Related Depression." 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Depression."

Siegert, R.   April 2005. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry with Practical Neurology,

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "The Many Shadows of MS Related Depression." 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

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