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Suicide Warning Signs

  • Talking about wanting to die or wanting to kill themselves
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, like searching online, or actually buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Extreme mood swings

Resources

Suicide Prevention Lifeline Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov

Suicide Risk Factors