by Cathy Parkes April 11, 2019

LevelUpRN Indications of Intent to Commit Suicide Tip of the Day Recognize behaviors that may indicate an intention to commit suicide (ex: giving away possessions, a sudden change in mood to happy/peaceful, suddenly having more energy, showing appreciation to loved ones, verbalizing getting affairs in order).


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