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Conozca las señales de advertencia
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Si usted o alguien que conoce experimenta alguno de los signos que se enumeran a continuación, llámenos de inmediato, incluso si no está seguro.

Si bien algunos suicidios ocurren sin previo aviso, la mayoría de las personas que mueren por suicidio muestran dos o más de las siguientes señales de advertencia dentro de los dos meses posteriores a su muerte.

  • Statements or Threats of Suicide (Direct or Hinting)
    This may seem obvious but these comments are oftentimes ignored. People may think threats of suicide are bids for attention. It is important to take these statements seriously because people who talk about suicide are asking for someone to listen and help
  • Preoccupation with death and/or hopelessness
    Suicidal people may talk about death more than usual, may make statements like “I wish I were dead” or “this would be so much easier if I was gone.” This may also come out in art or journaling.
  • Drug and Alcohol Use
    One half of people who kill themselves are intoxicated at the time of their death. This risk increases to 80% among teens and young adults under age 25.
  • Giving Away Prized Possessions
    In preparation for their death, some people give away pets, family heirlooms, and other important possessions to family and friends.
  • Saying Goodbye
    Many people make amends and say their goodbyes to family, friends, and loved ones.
  • Increased Isolation
    When people feel suicidal, they often isolate themselves—not returning phone calls, going out, being social, or participating in activities they used to enjoy.
  • Extreme Changes
    Mood—increased hopelessness, anxiety, anger, or the sense of being overwhelmed Personality—the person seems different or withdrawn Activity level—obvious decrease or increase in activity Appetite—eating too much or too little Sleep patterns—sleeping too much or too little.
  • Physical Health Complaints
    Emotional distress can show up in bodily complaints. People who are very stressed or suicidal may experience headaches, lack of sleep or appetite, muscle aches, joint issues, back pain, stomach problems, and other physical conditions.
  • Self Injury (Unexplained cuts/burns, frequent "accidents", etc.)
    Self-injury by itself is usually not a suicide attempt. It is, however, a sign that someone is going through a lot of emotional pain and needs some help and support. Suicidal thoughts may or may not be present. As with suicide, there is a lot of shame and fear of being rejected or thought “crazy” around self-harm. It is very important to be open, supportive, and willing to ask and talk about self-harm with the person in a nonjudgmental way.
  • Sudden Mood Elevation
    This warning sign is difficult to recognize as it may appear that the person of concern is feeling better and coming out of a crisis. In fact, the opposite may be true. People who suddenly become happy after feeling sad and isolated are at higher risk for suicide. It is easier to prepare for and carry out a suicide plan when a person has more energy.
Warning Signs
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Línea de crisis de suicidio las 24 horas
Sirviendo a los condados de Monterey, Santa Cruz y San Benito durante más de 50 años


Las llamadas a la Línea de Crisis de Suicidio son confidenciales, pero debemos informar a agencias externas y/u obtener ayuda adicional en ciertas situaciones, incluido el riesgo inmediato de suicidio u homicidio y abuso o negligencia de menores, ancianos o adultos dependientes.

Las llamadas a Suicide Crisis Line son confidenciales, pero estamos obligados a informar a agencias exteriores y de obtener ayuda adicional en ciertas situaciones, incluyendo riesgo inmediato de suicidio u homicidio al igual que abuso o descuido/abandono de algún menor, anciano y/ó un adulto dependiente.

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