Warning Signs

A person may be suicidal if they are having behaviors listed on this page. Seek professional help if you think you or a friend is suicidal.

Threatening to hurt or kill themselves

Seeking access to pills, weapons, or other means to kill themselvesd

Talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide (including in school work, creative writing, and artwork)

Having rage, anger, or seeking revenge

Acting recklessly or engaging in risky activities

Increasing alcohol or drug use

Withdrawing from friends, family, or society

Having a dramatic change in mood

Sleeping all the time or being unable to sleep

Giving away prized possessions

Talking about feeling hopeless, having no purpose or about being a burden to others

Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.