WARNINGS SIGNS FOR SUICIDE
Seek immediate help when you hear or see any one of these behaviors. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If someone you care about is showing any or a combination of the following behaviors, have them or help them call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 or text the CRISIS Line 741741.
If he or she is in immediate danger call 911. You could be saving his or her life!
- Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves.
- Looking for a way to kill themselves, 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.
- Unexplained irritability.
- Sleeping too little or too much.
- Withdrawing from activities or isolating themselves from family and/or friends.
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
- Displaying extreme mood swings.
- Visiting or calling people to say good-bye.
- Giving away prized possessions.
- Depressed or anxious mood.
- Feelings of humiliation, and/or shame.