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Warning Signs

  • Recent impulsiveness and taking unnecessary risks
  • Threatening suicide or expressing a strong wish to die
  • Unexpected rage or anger
  • Giving things away, such as prized possessions
  • Anxiety, psychic pain, and inner tension
  • Pessimism
  • 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.
  • Withdrawn or feeling isolated.
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.
  • Preoccupation with death.
  • Suddenly happier, calmer.
  • Loss of interest in things one cares about.
  • Visiting or calling people to say goodbye.
  • Making arrangements; setting one’s affairs in order.

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

If you or someone you know are in crisis and need immediate help, call 911 immediately.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline available at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), 24 hours a day, every day.
You may call for yourself or someone you care about, and all calls are confidential.