Warning Signs for Suicide

Warning signs are behaviors that indicate that someone may be at immediate risk for suicide.

Common Warning Signs for Suicide Include but not limited to:

  • Making suicidal statements.

  • Being preoccupied with death in conversation, writing, or drawing.

  • Giving away belongings.

  • Withdrawing from friends and family and keeping thoughts to themselves.

  • Having aggressive or hostile behaviour.

  • Neglecting personal appearance.

  • Risk-taking behaviour, such as reckless driving or being sexually promiscuous.

  • A change in personality (such as from upbeat to quiet).

  • Problems at school, such as failing grades, disruptive behaviour or frequent absences.

  • Feeling sad, empty, or tearful nearly every day.

  • Loss of interest in activities that were enjoyed in the past.

It is extremely important that you take all threats of suicide seriously and seek immediate treatment. If you are a child or teen and have these feelings, talk with your parents, an adult friend, or your doctor right away to get some help.

If you feel there is imminent danger ... please call 911 or go to the hospital emergency room