Suicide warning signs

Learn how to recognize the danger signals.

Be concerned if someone you know:

  • Talks about committing suicide

  • Has trouble eating or sleeping

  • Exhibits drastic changes in behavior

  • Withdraws from friends or social activities

  • Loses interest in school, work or hobbies

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

  • Gives away prized possessions

  • Has attempted suicide before

  • Takes unnecessary risks

  • Has recently experienced serious losses

  • Seems preoccupied with death and dying

  • Loses interest in his or her personal appearance

  • Increases alcohol or drug use.

Feeling suicidal yourself? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). This government hotline connects individuals in suicidal crisis to their nearest suicide prevention and mental health service provider.