Depressive symptoms. Depressive symptoms include but not limited to:
Inability to concentrate.
Loss of appetite.
Poor personal hygiene/sloppiness.
Feelings of worthlessness.
(3) Verbal warnings. The mythology surrounding suicide leads people to
believe that those who talk about killing themselves do not actually do so. Nothing could
be further from the truth. Some examples of verbal warnings are:
"I'm getting out/tired of it all."
"I wish I were dead."
"I can't go on any longer."
"If such and such happens (or doesn't happen), I'll kill myself."
"You're going to regret how you've treated me."
"Here, take this (valued possession), I won't be needing it anymore."
(4) Behavioral warnings. A person may not give verbal warnings as to
incipient suicidal feelings, but may demonstrate his intent behaviorally. Some of these
behavioral warnings are:
(a) Organizing personal/business matters as one would if going away for
an extended period of time.
Planning one's own funeral shortly after the death of a loved one.
Suddenly resigning from organizations such as clubs or church
Crying for no apparent reasons.