A man who won most San Diegans’ hearts as a no-holds-barred NFL player for the San Diego Chargers was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound to the chest. The beloved Oceanside, Calif., resident was born Tiana Baul “Junior” Seau on Jan. 19, 1969. He played with the Chargers from 1990 to 2002.
If you or anyone you know is contemplating suicide, please seek help. You can visit http://suicidehotlines.com or call one of the following:
• National Hopeline Network, 1-800-784-2433
• National Suicide Prevention Line, 1-800-273-8255
• Veterans Crisis Line, 1-800-273-8255, Press 1
• Vet 2 Vet, 1-877-838-2838
Hearing & Speech Impaired: 1-800-799-4889
What Are The Warning Signs for Suicide?
These signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. Seek help as soon as possible if you or someone you know exhibits any of the following signs:
• 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.
Courtesy National Suicide Prevention Lifeline