Sterling Health Care is deeply committed to treating a whole person, physically and mentally. Often, caring for your mental health has a stigma attached to it. We are here to stop it.
Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or background. These thoughts should never be considered normal. There is help.
Each year, nearly 50,000 people die by suicide. Sterling Health Care is consistently screening patients for warning signs, but it’s important to know what to look out for with your loved ones.
While many people keep these thoughts and feelings private, it is vital to know the warning signs to look for that could save their life.
These signs include:
- Increasing in alcohol and drug use
- Aggressive behavior
- Withdrawing from friends and family
- Dramatic mood swings
- Impulsive or reckless behavior
- Buying a weapon
- Giving away possessions
- Tying up loose ends, such as organizing personal papers or paying off debts
- Saying goodbye to friends and family
Act Immediately, Get Help
If you or someone you know are contemplating suicide, get help now! A good place to start is talking to your doctor or calling the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.
If the suicidal thoughts are severe and overshadowing, call 9-1-1, immediately.