Most people act out do not necessarily want to die. They wish, first of all, not to continue to live and suffer, as they have until now and put an end to suffering. When they go through a serious crisis, they see no other solution than suicide. It is therefore important to identify early warning signals and react to them.
The clearer these signs are, the more important it is to talk to the people involved and seek professional help.
The sentences often heard sound like:
It is wrong to think that people who speak openly about committing suicide do not act out. On the contrary, it is often a cry for help. If there is not always a suicidal intention behind these sentences, they generally reveal a deep discomfort.
Not paying attention to things that were important before. Neglecting a circle of friends or acquaintances. Avoiding physical contact.
People who are going through a suicidal crisis often feel alone and isolated and can express it through sentences like:
Making a will, settling family affairs, giving / offering personal items.
Asking questions such as:
Saying things like:
Suicidal people often feel useless or devalued and feel feelings of guilt and shame, which they often express.
Increased risky behavior such as increased use of alcohol or drugs, risky sports, unprotected sex, driving recklessly are revealing behavior.
Mood swings, personality disorders are disturbing.
Neglected physical appearance and body hygiene, sleep disturbances, feelings of weakness, a marked and sudden drop in libido, eating disorders and weight problems should sound the alarm.
If someone, after a period of deep discouragement and suffering, suddenly seems very calm, satisfied and detached, it may be a sign that the person has decided to end his or her life.
If you catch one or more of these warning signs with someone around you, do not hesitate to advise him to consult with someone or to contact us.
Our point of contact SUICIDE ACTION MONTREAL, A LIFE LINE 1.866.277.3553 (1.866.APPELLE), free of charge, 24/7.
If someone worries you, you can also call us.