Be concerned when a client:

  • Talks about committing suicide

  • Has trouble eating or sleeping

  • Experiences drastic changes in behavior

  • Withdraws from friends and/or social activities

  • Loses interest in hobbies, work, school, etc.

  • Prepares for death by making out a will and final arrangements

  • Gives away prized possessions

  • Has attempted suicide before

  • Takes unnecessary risks

  • Has had recent severe losses

  • Is preoccupied with death and dying

  • Loses interest in his or her personal appearance

  • Increases his or her use of alcohol or drugs

Source: American Association of Suicidology.