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Suicidal Thoughts


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Examples of Suicidal Thoughts

Having the idea that ending your life would be better than living is a sign of suicidal thoughts. You may or may not have a specific plan. Of the 29.5 million people living in Texas, 754,000 adults have reported suicidal thoughts in the past year.

There are two types of suicidal thoughts  — active and passive.

Active suicidal thoughts: Not only are you having suicidal thoughts, but also you have a specific plan and an intention to carry out suicide.

Passive suicidal thoughts: You may have periodic thoughts of suicide, such as wishing you could fall asleep and never wake up, but you don’t have a genuine intention to harm yourself.

Warning SIgns:

Severe depression
Negative thoughts
Lack of interest in things you used to love
Questioning your value or purpose
Sense of hopelessness or pointlessness
Thoughts of wishing you weren’t alive
Thoughts of taking your life
Making a plan to end your life

What To Do Now

Talk to someone now by calling 988. You are not alone. 

754,000 people in North Texas have had suicidal thoughts in the past year.

It’s time to end the stigma around mental health in Dallas County.

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