It is considered suicide when someone intentionally harms themselves with the purpose of ending their life.
A suicide attempt is when someone intentionally harms themselves with the purpose of ending their life, but their actions do not result in death. Suicide attempts may or may not result in injuries.
Non-suicidal self-harm/self-directed violence is when someone intentionally harms themselves, but they do not intend to end their life. These actions are often used as coping mechanisms during emotional distress.
Increased alcohol or drug use, risk-taking behaviors, researching ideas for suicide, self-isolation, sleeping more or not enough, saying "goodbye" to loved ones, giving away personal items, making a will, or acting out.
Mood: depressed, anxious, humiliated, angry, apathy, disinterest, or sudden relief
They may talk about: killing themselves, feelings of hopelessness, having no reason to live, feeling like they are a burden to others, feelings of being trapped, or being in pain or unhappy.
If you are having suicidal thoughts, talk to someone about it!
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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