According to the Center for Disease Control, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US, even in Broomfield, Colorado.
Suicide is common among those who abuse alcohol and other substances; it’s common among those with major depression and other mental illnesses, and it’s common among those who have brain injuries that have not been properly addressed.
Now many people think that suicide is a product of depression; it’s not. Suicide is a product of despair. It’s a product of the very firm belief that things are simply not going to get any better in Broomfield, Colorado.
If you have a friend about whom you’re concerned along these lines, watch for the following signs:
Watch for erratic and risky behavior: Knowingly driving drunk, taking unnecessary risks, particularly if this is out of character for them. Some people are reckless, but if you have a friend who suddenly becomes reckless, this could be cause for alarm.
Watch for radical mood swings. Watch for changes in sleep patterns. Watch for signs of despair; if your friend seems to be absorbed in despair, this could be cause for alarm in Broomfield, Colorado.
Be especially careful if your friend seems to be making arrangements for their departure! If you are aware that your friend suddenly decides that they need a will, and especially if you catch wind of an actual suicide note. To me, that would be cause for concern, and it’s very important to intervene to save your friend’s life.
Sometimes, people just need somebody to listen. They may not need counseling, although counseling would be ideal. Sometimes, they just need an ear; they need to know that somebody cares.
There’s also also a Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
They would probably have more constructive ideas than I do, but please get your friend some help.
We all die, but there are better ways to die than by your own hand.