For this I went to the Internet to find the “Professional” definition of suicide symptoms. These may vary for each person and this is just the overview of possible symptoms. These are according to *”WebMD”.
Excessive sadness or moodiness: Long-lasting sadness, mood swings, and unexpected rage. Hopelessness: Feeling a deep sense of hopelessness about the future, with little expectation that circumstances can improve.Sleep problems. Sudden calmness: Suddenly becoming calm after a period of depression or moodiness can be a sign that the person has made a decision to end his or her life. Withdrawal: Choosing to be alone and avoiding friends or social activities also are possible symptoms of depression, a leading cause of suicide. This includes the loss of interest or pleasure in activities the person previously enjoyed. Changes in personality and/or appearance: A person who is considering suicide might exhibit a change in attitude or behavior, such as speaking or moving with unusual speed or slowness. In addition, the person might suddenly become less concerned about his or her personal appearance. Dangerous or self-harmful behavior: Potentially dangerous behavior, such as reckless driving, engaging in unsafe sex, and increased use of drugs and/or alcohol might indicate that the person no longer values his or her life. Recent trauma or life crisis: A major life crises might trigger a suicide attempt. Crises include the death of a loved one or pet, divorce or break-up of a relationship, diagnosis of a major illness, loss of a job, or serious financial problems. Making preparations: Often, a person considering suicide will begin to put his or her personal business in order. This might include visiting friends and family members, giving away personal possessions, making a will, and cleaning up his or her room or home. Some people will write a note before committing suicide. Some will buy a firearm or other means like poison. Threatening suicide: From 50% to 75% of those considering suicide will give someone — a friend or relative — a warning sign. However, not everyone who is considering suicide will say so, and not everyone who threatens suicide will follow through with it. Every threat of suicide should be taken seriously.
People who receive support from caring friends and family and who have access to mental health services are less likely to act on their suicidal impulses than are those who are socially isolated. If someone you know is exhibiting warning signs for suicide:
Don’t be afraid to ask if he or she is depressed or thinking about suicide.
Ask if he or she is seeing a therapist or taking medication.
Rather than trying to talk the person out of suicide, let him or her know that depression is temporary and treatable.
In some cases, the person just needs to know that someone cares and is looking for the chance to talk about his or her feelings. You can then encourage the person to seek professional help.
If you believe someone you know is in immediate danger of killing himself or herself:
Do not leave the person alone. If possible, ask for help from friends or other family members.
Ask the person to give you any weapons he or she might have. Take away or remove sharp objects or anything else that the person could use to hurt himself or herself.
If the person is already in psychiatric treatment, help him or her to contact the doctor or therapist for guidance and help.
Try to keep the person as calm as possible.
Call 911 or take the person to an emergency room.
What the internet doesn’t give you is the personal image of suicide. It doesn’t show the chaos of mental illness that may have pushed a person over the edge. Realize that this is not always going to work for all. Be aware of your loved ones that are at higher risk for these feelings. Listen, watch and allow the person to talk, cry or whatever they need. Sometimes it is that you are just there.
I know that this world has become very detached, we spend more time on our phones, we are connecting to a computer more than we connect with a conversation, we have little interpersonal interaction since technology has taken over. Watch for the bullying, the possible signs that are on a person’s timeline and check in physically. Look at the children, call parents, go see friends, Be in the world not the “Matrix” the internet is great, but it can’t HUG!!!!!