- 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
- 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- Withdrawn or feeling isolated.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.