8 Signs Someone Is at Risk of Suicide


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What to watch for

by Sarah Klein

Suicide and suicidal thinking are more widespread than you might think. According to the results of a government survey released in September 2009, roughly 8.3 million adults—or about 3.7% of the population age 18 and older—had "serious thoughts of suicide" in 2008.

It can be hard to identify suicidal thinking in a loved one; there is no foolproof checklist to follow. But here are some warnings signs that might mean they are at risk.

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