Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
HelloSWFL spoke to Jayme Hodges, a licensed clinical social worker and director of Lee Health Behavioral Health Center, to help us help you learn what some of the warning signs might be:
- Acting differently or changes in their mood
- Constantly isolating themselves or oversleeping
- Giving away important possessions
- Talking about feeling hopeless or without purpose
So what can you do?
- Ask questions
- Find out what they are thinking
- Keep them safe if you feel they are at risk
If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, reach out to a family member, friend, or call the national suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
Additional reporting by Tianna Jenkins and Anna Kohls