People who kill themselves exhibit one or more warning signs, either through what they say or
what they do. The more warning signs, the greater the risk.
If a person talks about:
● Killing themselves.
● Having no reason to live.
● Being a burden to others.
● Feeling trapped.
● Unbearable pain.
A person’s suicide risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased, especially if it’s related
to a painful event, loss, or change.
● Increased use of alcohol or drugs.
● Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online for materials or means.
● Acting recklessly.
● Withdrawing from activities.
● Isolating from family and friends.
● Sleeping too much or too little.
● Visiting or calling people to say goodbye.
● Giving away prized possessions.
People who are considering suicide often display one or more of the following moods.
● Loss of interest.