Identify Suicide WARNING Signs

  • Depression or feeling of hopelessness
  • Previous suicide attempts
  • Abrupt changes in personality
  • Changes in sleeping or eating patterns
  • Withdrawing from activities they love
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Talking about suicide: Any comment about not wanting to live, saying people would be better off without them, or how they will not be around much longer
  • An interest in music, books, or movies about suicide
  • Preparing for death (e.g., talking about their death, writing letters to friends about their death, writing a will)
  • Acquiring the means to commit suicide (e.g., purchasing a firearm, weapons, stockpiling on pills)