The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s website lists the following among the warning signs for suicide:

• Talking about killing oneself, feeling hopeless, having no reason to live, being a burden to others, feeling trapped, or unbearable pain

• Increased use of alcohol or drugs

• Looking for a way to end one’s life, such as searching online for methods

• Withdrawing from activities

• Isolating from family and friends

• Sleeping too much or too little

• Visiting or calling people to say goodbye

• Giving away prized possessions

• Aggression

• Fatigue

• Moods including depression, anxiety, loss of interest, irritability, humiliation/shame, agitation/anger and relief or sudden improvement

Need help, or concerned about someone else? The Hancock County crisis line is 888-936-7116. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-8255.

It’s also possible to talk with a crisis counselor by text. Reach Ohio’s Crisis Text Line program by texting “4hope” to 741741.

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