At a glance: Common suicide warning signs and how to get help

At a glance: Common suicide warning signs and how to get help
Modified: September 26, 2012 at 10:07 pm •  Published: September 26, 2012
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At a glance

Common warning signs of suicide:

• Giving away prized possessions.

• Increased substance abuse.

• Isolation and withdrawal.

• Feelings or statements of hopelessness.

• Talking or joking about death.

• Self-harm.

• Previous suicide attempts.

Other risk factors include a family history of suicide, a history of mental illness, stressful life event or loss, easy access to lethal methods, exposure to suicidal behavior of others, and incarceration.

Know your facts:

• Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for Oklahomans ages 10 to 24.

• While young males are more likely to die from suicide, young females attempt it more often.

• The suicide rate for Native Americans is 66 percent higher than whites and Hispanics, and three times that of blacks.

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