Suicide Warning Signs
Based on the recent news of the apparent suicides of Entertainer Robin Williams, Designer Kate Spade and Food Editor and TV Host Anthony Bourdain, the counselors and therapists of Chrysalis Counseling and Consultation Center in Greensboro, North Carolina, want to remind the public that suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. and one of three diseases on the rise in deaths among adults. (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, afsp.org)
Suicide rates among youth are also on the rise. We at the Chrysalis Center stand ready to prevent the devastation and heartbreak suicide can bring to family and friends of victims.
Undiagnosed depression is the silent killer that lurks underneath an otherwise cheerful exterior.
Warning signs include:
- A change in behavior or mood that seems entirely new
- A recent trauma of loss or grief over a death of a person or a relationship breakup
- A person who talks about killing themselves, feelings of hopelessness, feeling like being a burden to others, and/or talking about unbearable pain
- An increased use of substances such as alcohol or drugs
If someone you know exhibits any of these symptoms, they could be at risk. Please talk to them about your concerns and urge them to call the National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255.
Locally, they can contact Chrysalis Counseling and Consultation Center at (336) 852-0626 to speak with licensed counselors, Dr. Gary L. Kling and Cathy Cole, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together we can move toward healing and end suicide as an option for youth and adults!