Le suicide frSuicide hits the families, friends and colleagues of the victims hard. For many, after the stupefaction and the sorrow comes the incomprehension. The same question keeps coming up: Why didn’t I see this coming?
During the 32th National Suicide Prevention Week, Centraide of Greater Montreal wishes to relay the message of Suicide Action Montréal, a community agency supported by Centraide. You can learn how to identify the warning signs, listed below:
- Talking about suicide or wanting to “end it all”
- Frequent self-criticism, low self-esteem, high susceptibility
- Despair or loss of hope
- Saying goodbye
The worrying signs
- Withdrawal and abandonment of usual activities
- Drafting final disposition documents, making donations, bequests
- Have a strong interest in death
- Researching methods or means of committing suicide
- Risky behaviours
- Behavioural changes
- Physical changes
- Sudden serenity and detachment
Or find on the site of Suicide Action Montréal a (non-exhaustive) list of risk factors, vulnerable populations and protective factors.