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Modified: May 2, 2013 at 10:01 pm •  Published: May 3, 2013

Getting help

Suicide prevention

If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255. The toll-free, confidential hotline is available 24 hours a day to anyone in distress. Or, go to the website,

The warning signs of suicide include:

• 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 use of alcohol or drugs.

• Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.

• Sleeping too little or too much.

• Withdrawing or isolating oneself.

• Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.

• Displaying extreme mood swings.


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