Know the signs of suicide before it’s too late

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-Every year, 47,000 Americans die from suicide. That’s one death every 11 minutes. 

Med Center Health wants you to know that you’re not alone and there’s resources to help. 

Signs to look out for are feelings of hopelessness, despair, alcohol or substance abuse, and changes in behavior like giving belongings away. 

If you or someone you know is displaying signs of suicide, it is important to seek out help or ask them about it. 

“Life is precious and it can be gone in an instant. It sounds cliché, but suicide represents a permanent solution to temporary problems, once it’s done it’s done,” said psychiatrist Dr. J. Grayson Grau. 

The suicide and crisis hotline is 988.