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September 2, 2021

An Important Message about Suicide Prevention

Suicide is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can save lives. Learn about behaviors that may be a sign that someone is thinking about suicide. You can reach a counselor or peer 365 days a year by calling New Mexico’s Crisis and Access Line at 1-855-662-7474

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Warning Signs of Suicide

Signs that someone is thinking about suicide:

1) Talking about wanting to die, feeling great guilt or shame, being a burden to others.

2) Feeling empty, hopeless, trapped, or having no reason to live; extremely sad, more anxious, agitated, or full of rage; unbearable emotional or physical pain.

3) Changing behavior, such as making a plan or researching ways to die, withdrawing from friends, saying good bye, giving away important items, or making a will;  taking risks such as driving dangerously.

The behaviors listed below may be some of the signs that someone is thinking about suicide.

 

Talking about:

Wanting to die

Great guilt or shame

Being a burden to others

 

Feeling:

Empty, hopeless, trapped, or having no reason to live

Extremely sad, more anxious, agitated, or full of rage

Unbearable emotional or physical pain

 

Changing behavior, such as:

Making a plan or researching ways to die

Withdrawing from friends, saying goodbye, giving away important items, or making a will

Taking dangerous risks such as driving extremely fast

Displaying extreme mood swings

Eating or sleeping more or less

Using drugs or alcohol more often

 

If these warning signs apply to you or someone you know, get help as soon as possible, particularly if the behavior is new or has increased recently.

New Mexico Crisis and Access Line: 1 (855) 662-7474 or 1 (855) NMCRISIS