Know Suicide Risk Factors and Warning Signs
This guest post graciously submitted by Dr. Mary Bartlett
Thoughts about dying by suicide are not uncommon among people struggling with EDs, which makes understanding the thoughts important.
Research indicates that many people who die by suicide communicate their intent, in some manner, to an average of five people before they commit suicide.
This means there may be five opportunities for people to thwart the suicide of a friend or loved one. The challenge is that these communications are not always delivered to a single person, which makes putting the pieces together difficult.
By being aware of suicide risk warning factors, you may be able to respond to the single communication that comes to you. Be aware of risk factors and warning signs for suicide. For more information go to www.suicidology.org