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
• 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.