Symptoms and Danger Signs
Warning Signs of Suicide
 Ideation (thinking, talking or wishing about suicide)
 Substance use or abuse (increased use or change in substance)
 Purposelessness (no sense of purpose or belonging)
 Trapped (feeling like there is no way out)
 Hopelessness (there is nothing to live for, no hope or optimism)
 Withdrawal (from family, friends, work, school, activities, hobbies)
 Anxiety (restlessness, irritability, agitation)
 Recklessness (high risk-taking behavior)
 Mood disturbance (dramatic changes in mood)
 Additional Warning Signs of Suicide
Talking about suicide.
Looking for ways to die (internet searches for how to commit suicide, looking for guns, pills, etc.)
Statements about hopelessness, helplessness, or worthlessness.
Preoccupation with death.
Suddenly happier, calmer.
Loss of interest in things one cares about
Visiting or calling people one cares about.
Making arrangements; setting one's affairs in order.
Giving things away, such as prized possessions.

A suicidal person urgently needs to see a doctor or mental health professional.

In an emergency, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK