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.

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