September is National Suicide prevention month. The VFW Auxiliary would like to share these behavior signs that may mean someone is at risk for suicide. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. Watch for these signs and help that person get assistance. One source of help is theLifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or The Lifeline is free, confidential, and always available.

Signs may include: talking about wanting to die or wanting to kill oneself.

*Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live

*Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.

*Talking about being a burden to others.

*Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.

*Acting anxious or agitated or behaving recklessly.

*Sleeping too much or too little.

*Withdrawing or feeling isolated.

*Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge

*Displaying extreme mood swings.

*Suicide is preventable! With help comes hope.