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5 Warning Signs and Symptoms of Suicide

Self-harm or self-injury

Self-harm or injury, including but not limited to cutting, scratching, burning, or hitting oneself is often an indication of risk of suicide.

This does not mean that every individual that engages in self-harm intends to commit suicide, however as a parent, family member, or friend of a loved one that is discovered to be hurting himself or herself, it is always a good idea to seek professional help.