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The Most Unexpected Sign Someone Is Having Suicidal Thoughts

February 23, 2023
Dr. Howard Weeks is featured in this HuffPost article about the unexpected signs someone may be having suicidal thoughts. In this piece, Dr. Weeks shares his insight about mania and how it differs from signs of suicidality. The article also offers how to help and support someone experiencing suicidal thoughts and offers links and resources to access help.

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When you first picture someone experiencing suicidal thoughts, you might imagine them crying, lying in bed, alone or in pain. Suicidal ideation — and the depression that can accompany it — often makes people deeply sad or apathetic, which can lead to any number of these scenarios.

But there’s another indicator of suicidal thoughts that may be unexpected or confusing at first: someone with a mental health condition suddenly acting very happy or carefree. While this may seem like a good sign, it can actually be concerning.


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