ADDICTION SUICIDAL TENDENCIES SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
There are various signs and symptoms accompanied by addiction suicidal tendencies. Majorly these signs are enveloped in depression and other mental related disorder, but understanding each sign and symptom will help avoid this tendency.
fig 1.1: Addiction Suicidal Tendencies Signs and Symptoms
The signs and symptoms include;
- Talking about wanting to die or wanting to kill themselves: Most individuals who have the suicidal tendency frequently discuss the topic of committing suicide to their peers. This is a vital sign if the individual abuses a particular substance.
- Talking about feeling empty, hopeless, or having no reason to live: addicts with the tendency to commit suicide always relay problems of being empty to their peers.
- Making a plan or looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online, stockpiling pills, or buying a gun: Making a plan to kill oneself when under the influence of a particular substance is a tendency for addiction suicide in a long run.
- Talking about great guilt or shame: Addiction suicide occurs as a result of self-guilt by the individual.
- Talking about feeling trapped or feeling that there are no solutions: One of the signs of addiction suicide is the feeling of being helpless by these addicts.
- Feeling unbearable pain (emotional pain or physical pain): Also pain influences the tendency for addiction to suicide, as it is seen as a means to end all pains.
- Talking about being a burden to others: Due to the empty lifestyles of these addicts, they are forced to rely on other individuals for support, which is a long run, forces them to feel they have become a burden to the individual, and search solutions to their misery.
Other addiction tendencies signs and symptoms include;
- Using alcohol or drugs more often
- Acting anxious or agitated
- Withdrawing from family and friends
- Changing eating and/or sleeping habits
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
- Taking great risks that could lead to death, such as driving extremely fast
- Talking or thinking about death often
- Displaying extreme mood swings, suddenly changing from very sad to very calm or happy
- Giving away important possessions
- Saying goodbye to friends and family
- Putting affairs in order, making a will.
These signs and symptoms show an individual’s tendency to committing suicide, and immediate intervention should be recommended to safeguard the life of the individual.