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National Suicide Prevention week

In a recent press release, Crossroads Community Services Board is reminding the public of National Suicide Prevention Week set for Sept. 10-16. “Know the warning signs of suicide. Always talking or thinking about death, clinical depression (deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating) that gets worse, having a “death wish,” tempting fate by taking risks that could lead to death, such as driving fast or running red lights, losing interest in things one used to care about, making comments about being hopeless, helpless or worthless, putting affairs in order, tying up loose ends, changing a will, saying things like ‘It would be better if I wasn’t here’ or ‘I want out,’ sudden, unexpected switch from being very sad to being very calm or appearing to be happy, talking about suicide or killing one’s self and visiting or calling people to say goodbye.” If you or someone you know shows signs of suicide, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).