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c. an actual suicide attempt.
Suicide gestures or attempts signal a risk of suicide and therefore are
considered direct behavioral warning signs.
Depression is characterized by the following symptoms:
Poor appetite or significant weight loss or increased appetite or
significant weight gain.
Change in sleep habits, either excessive sleep or inability to sleep.
Behavioral agitation or a slowing of movement.
Loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities or decrease in sexual
Loss of energy or fatigue.
Complaints or evidence of diminished ability to think or concentrate.
Feelings of worthlessness, self-reproach, or excessive guilt.
Withdrawal from family and friends.
Drastic mood swings.
Sudden change in behavior.