Suicide Warning Signs

The following suicide warning signs have been compiled from leecountycares.org. Visit their website for suicide prevention information and resources.

Warning Signs to Look For

  • Depression
  • Dramatic Mood Changes
  • Withdrawing from friends, family and society
  • Self destructive behavior, rage and anger
  • Changes in behavior
  • Talking about feeling worthless or helpless
  • School, work, family crisis
  • Giving away prized possessions

What To Do Next

  • Familiarize yourself with the warning signs
  • Get involved
  • Listen, be direct, have open communication
  • Offer hope and alternatives, ways to get help
  • Take action

Take a step, stretch or leap towards suicide prevention with the ideas and tips below.


Help Prevent Suicide—Keep Your Eyes Open

Step:
People who are thinking about suicide often give warning signs. Visit Stop A Suicide and print out a checklist to understand the warning signs. Share what you’ve learned with your family, friends and neighbors.

Stretch:
Walk for suicide prevention
. Join your local chapter or start your own.

Leap:
Start a local suicide prevention network in your community. Work with area leaders, clergy and schools to save another life.

For more information, visit these websites:


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