Patient Comments: Suicide - Symptoms and Signs

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Did you recognize signs that a friend or loved one was suicidal? What did you do? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Shelly, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 19

I have a friend that is depressed and been prescribed an antidepressant for it, but she also takes Adderall and Xanax (she abuses both), along with Suboxone for an opioid addiction she developed because she liked the “high” and got them illegally. She began calling me and threatening suicide constantly, and after 3 months of this I told her if she did it again I would have to report her because I couldn't carry that burden if she acted on it!

Comment from: Earl Gregorie, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 24

When I was 33 years old (I'm age 64 now), I tried to kill myself by ramming my head through a window because it was my birthday and I couldn't get a cake, which I took to be a major problem. Then at age 50, I stupidly tried to slit my wrist with a piece of broken glass. Although I later realized that attempting suicide created problems rather than solved them, I still feel heavily depressed even now.

Comment from: none, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

I attempted suicide by taking OTC pills, and slitting my wrist. I felt worthless and didn't feel like living anymore. I've been in counseling for three years, and have been seeing a psychiatrist. I was diagnosed with major depression, anxiety, and a chemical imbalance. Now I'm taking medication for my depression and am doing much better.

Comment from: Mo, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 15

I always thought of suicide because I feel alone in this world. I hope someone will truly love me. I'm going to see a therapist over the summer to get these thoughts out of my head, but would really like some help.

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