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
- 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
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.
Walk for suicide prevention. Join your local chapter or start your own.
For more information, visit these websites:
- Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center