There are warning signs according to The American Society of Suicidology, spelled out through an acronym, Is Path Warm:
I Ideation, thinking about it, talking about it
S Substance Abuse—alcohol, drugs
W Withdrawal from people, usual activities
M Mood changes
Family and friends can call 911, if someone seems suicidal. The suicidal person can be taken to the Emergency Room. Call the Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK. A suicidal person needs professional psychological help and may need to be hospitalized for a while. Please don’t let pride stand in the way of getting the needed help.
Faith and trust that God is always with us to comfort us and guide us help us to cope with life’s struggles and tragedies. Refusing to give in to isolation by seeking the help of family, friends and a church family is also an added source of strength. God cares and others care what is going on in our lives.