TCB

Red Flags

SIMS's Molly Whitley outlined several warning signs to look for in evaluating potential risk for suicide. Many may seem obvious, but they're worth repeating all the same:

"People usually start making little comments like, 'I can't handle life anymore.' One of the things people sometimes do if they're really planning to hurt themselves is start saying goodbye to people, or wrapping up unfinished business, or giving their belongings away.

"They can also become very withdrawn, refuse to go out, and show no interest in anything anymore. The things that used to be fun for them, that used to be interesting, they don't want to do anymore – you can't get them out of the house."

  • More of the Story

  • TCB

    Time to get suicide out of the bars and back in 'Heathers' where it belongs
  • TCB

    TCB

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More TCB
TCB
TCB
Music news

Christopher Gray, June 29, 2007

TCB
TCB

Christopher Gray, June 22, 2007

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle