Suicide Warning Signs

  • Verbal Expressions of thoughts of suicide, despair or hopelessness. “I shouldn’t have been born.” “I wish I were dead.”
  • “Everyone would be better off if I weren’t here.”
  • Talking, Writing or Reading about suicide or death.
  • Giving away valued possessions.
  • Getting affairs in order i.e.: cleaning bedroom for the last time.
  • Visiting or calling people to say goodbye.
  • Self- destructive behavior like self-cutting, burning, etc.
  • Suddenly becoming cheerful after prolonged depression.
  • Significant changes in behavior of habits.
  • Breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend.
  • Withdrawal, moodiness or prolonged depression.
  • Failing grades or declining quality in schoolwork.
  • Feelings of being unwanted.
  • Previous suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts.
  • Obsessed with guns or knives.
  • Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities
  • Feeling rage or uncontrolled anger or seeking revenge.
  • Increased alcohol and drug use.
  • Victim of bullying/cyberbullying.
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Disclaimer: The diagnosis and treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders requires a trained medical professional. Information contained in this website reflects the opinions of With Hope Foundation, and is intended for educational purposes only. It should NOT be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment of any mental/psychiatric disorders. Please consult a medical professional if the information here leads you to believe you or someone you know may be depressed.