ALAMEDA (CBS SF) -- A man found dead in the water near an Alameda beach Sunday morning died by suicide, an East Bay Regional Park District spokeswoman said Monday.
A park visitor found the body of the man in his 50s at about 6:45 a.m. Sunday at Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach, park district spokeswoman Carolyn Jones said.
Emergency crews responded there and pronounced him dead at the scene. Investigators determined this morning that the man had died by suicide.
Over 36,000 Americans died in motor vehicle accidents in 2010, while nearly 5,000 more - nearly 38,400 - died by suicide, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Here are some of the warning signs of suicide:
- Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.
- Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
- Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
- Talking about being a burden to others.
- Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
- Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
- Sleeping too little or too much.
- Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
- Displaying extreme mood swings.
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) to be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7 or locally, go to www.SFsuicide.org or call (415) 781-0500.
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