Warning Signs of Suicide
Symptoms and Danger
These signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss or change.
- Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.
- Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
- Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
- Talking about being a burden to others.
- Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
- Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
- Sleeping too little or too much.
- Withdrawn or feeling isolated.
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
- Displaying extreme mood swings.
- Preoccupation with death.
- Suddenly happier, calmer.
- Loss of interest in things one cares about.
- Visiting or calling people to say goodbye.
- Making arrangements; setting one's affairs in order.
- Giving things away, such as prized possessions.
In an emergency, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
In my opinion we should post this phone number on the refrigerator so that everyone has access to it. I know as parents we want our children to come to us and talk to us so we can help them. A lot of kids do not want to talk to their parents because they feel like they will not understand or think that they are making a mountain out of a mole hill. Parents often disregard a kids feelings. Kids often have issues with the parents as well and they are the last people they would then want to talk to.
Back in the day the bullying would just be in school and when the kids left for the day then they feel like they can at least escape the person until the next day but the feelings and emotions of what was done to them last forever. NOW there is bulling via text, phone, social media and so on. Will this ever end? People need to know and teach their kids that every life and person is of value. It starts at home. Watch what you say about people and how you treat people. Your kids are learning from you as well. You can not expect your kids to be nice and treat others with respect if you don't do it.
It breaks my heart when I communicate with the souls of children who have commit suicide. They tell me that they were just trying to get attention, trying to see if anyone loves them, or they are so depressed that they think this is a way to escape FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. Many of them thought they were not close enough in their suicide modality that it would kill them. Many think they can come back or after taken to the hospital they will be brought back to life.
They think their life is so bad (and to them it is) that they do not want to live anymore. They are usually depressed for a while. They do not know how to handle what they can no longer handle in life. Please do not look at your child and think that they have no idea what life is really like because they are just kids and that they do not have the stress of an adult. Each person has a tolerance level and as kids they are at their limit of what they can and can't deal with. Maybe start a dialog with your children about your own feelings and emotions and talk about how you want to handle it.
Adults also get to their breaking points. They know more of what they are doing. They get to a point that they do not want to live anymore for many reasons. Some are because they have been diagnosed with something that is going to take their life and they do not want to go out that way. They realized that they are not a good person and in their mind they don't want to harm anyone in their life anymore plus many more reasons. I know this is going to be hard to accept and swallow but if an adult you know have commit suicide, first think of them and not yourself. We instantly say " how could they do this to us" or " they must not care about their family" or "did they think about what this was going to do to the rest of the family". We have to think about what got them to that point. Sometimes we may never know that. But, understand and forgive them. Most of the adult souls I talked to that have commit suicide knew what they were doing. They have their own very good reasons of why and usually they are not selfish reasons.
Whether someone commits suicide or dies of natural causes, they do "visit" us at times to console us, show us love and to just snoop in on us. Try to get "out of your head" and allow yourself to feel that they are here with us.
If you are thinking about suicide please take time and look at everything in your life. Evaluate whether or not the things you are worrying about is worth your time. Change your life in ways that is going to make YOU happy because it is your life. You can change it. DO not except what is not to our highest good.
I would like to offer to children only, a scheduled time to talk to me if they would like. Maybe if they know how these kids feel during and after they commit suicide. Maybe it will help and make them rethink.
sending love, energy and healing to all.
Love and Energy
Soul to Soul