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Many Seniors Are Turning To Suicide, Know The Red Flags

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Suicide rates for seniors are on the rise. A few factors that play a part: loneliness, depression, grief, chronic disease, and major change in lifestyle. Red flags to watch for: stockpiling medication, rushing to revise a will, using alcohol or drugs increasingly, altering sleep habits, sharing statements of hopelessness, withdrawing socially, and saying they feel like a burden. To read the full article, click below.


https://www.npr.org/2019/07/27/745017374/isolated-and-struggling-many-seniors-are-turning-to-suicide


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