Suicide’s Warning Signs

• Speaking about the desire to die, sentiments about hopelessness or for being no purpose

• Seeing for a means to murder oneself

• Speaking about feeling stuck, being in an agonizing hurt or being a liability to other people

• Using drugs or drinking alcohol too  much

• Acting nervous, disturbed or irresponsibly

• Sleeping too much or too little

• Moving back or feeling alone and lonely

• Displaying anger or speaking about the search of payback

• Exhibiting life-threatening mood swings


The more of these signs a person display, the greater the risk.


What to do if someone displays warning signs of suicide:

• Do not let the person to be alone.

• Move away all the weapons and sharp objects like a gun and knife from that person. Remove all drugs and alcohols that can serve as a means for a suicide attempt.

• Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255.

• Bring the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.

Source: American Association of Suicidology

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