What are the warning signs for suicide?

Seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255) if you or someone you know exhibits any of the following signs:

    • Threatening to hurt or kill oneself or talking about wanting to hurt or kill oneself
    • Looking for ways to kill oneself by seeking access to firearms, available pills, or other means
    • Talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide when these actions are out of the ordinary for the person
    • Feeling hopeless
    • Feeling rage or uncontrolled anger or seeking revenge
    • Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities – seemingly without thinking
    • Feeling trapped – like there’s no way out
    • Increasing alcohol or drug use
    • Withdrawing from friends, family, and society
    • Feeling anxious, agitated, or unable to sleep or sleeping all the time
    • Experiencing dramatic mood changes
    • Seeing no reason for living or having no sense of purpose in life