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♥Booknerdswift♥ | 634 comments Mod
•Drug or alcohol abuse
•Talking or writing about death or destruction
•Hopelessness--feeling like things are bad and won't get any better
•Fear of losing control, going crazy, harming oneself or others
•Helplessness--a belief that there's nothing that can make life better
•Worthlessness--feeling useless and of no value
•Self-hate, guilt, or shame
•Extreme sadness or loneliness
•Anxiety or worry
•Personality--behaving like a different person, becoming withdrawn, feeling tired all the time, not caring about anything, or becoming more talkative or
•Behavior--inability to concentrate
•Sleeping pattern--sleeping all the time or not being able to sleep
•Eating habits--loss of appetite and/or overeating
•Losing interest in friends, hobbies, personal appearance
•Sudden improvement after a period of being down or withdrawn
•Getting into trouble at school, at home, or with the law
•Recent losses
•Changes in life that feel overwhelming
•Being exposed to suicide or the death of a peer under any circumstances
•Appearing sad or depressed most of the time
•Clinical depression: deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating—that doesn’t go away or continues to get worse
•Feeling anxious, agitated, or unable to sleep
•Neglecting personal welfare, deteriorating physical appearance
•Withdrawing from friends, family, and society, or sleeping all the time
•Losing interest in hobbies, work, school, or other things one used to care about
•Frequent and dramatic mood changes
•Expressing feelings of excessive guilt or shame
•Feelings of failure or decreased performance
•Feeling that life is not worth living, having no sense of purpose in life
•Talk about feeling trapped—like there is no way out of a situation
•Having feelings of desperation, and saying that there’s no solution to their problems
•Performing poorly at work or school
•Acting recklessly or engaging in risky activities—seemingly without thinking
•Showing violent behavior such as punching holes in walls, getting into fights or self-destructive violence; feeling rage or uncontrolled anger or seeking revenge
•Looking as though one has a “death wish,” tempting fate by taking risks that could lead to death, such as driving fast or running red lights
•Giving away prized possessions
•Putting affairs in order, tying up loose ends, and/or making out a will
•Seeking access to firearms, pills, or other means of harming oneself

♥ Innocent Lamb ~ Forever Reading ♥ - AKA Smarties (NotJustAnyOrdinaryGirl) | 19 comments Wouldn't sudden physical changes be one as well?

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