Signs of Suicide

20 Warning Signs to be Aware Of

  1. Behavior changes, taking unnecessary risks acting out, "just not behaving like themselves".
  2. Changes in eating with loss or gain of weight.
  3. Changes in sleep habits; too much or not at all.
  4. Trouble concentrating or being indecisive.
  5. Withdrawal from family, friends or social activities.
  6. Unexplained fatigue or apathy.
  7. Crying and loss of ability to know joy.
  8. Loss of interest in hobbies, work, etc.
  9. Loss of sexual drive and interest in personal appearance.
  10. Giving away prized possessions.
  11. Talking about or pre-occupation with death.
  12. Mental illness or previous suicide attempts.
  13. Have had a recent loss or unexpected loss.
  14. Increase use of alcohol, drugs, medications.
  15. Failure to take prescribed medications or take care of illness or health needs.
  16. Manic behavior: inflated self-esteem, euphoria
  17. Extreme anxiety, agitation, enraged behavior.
  18. Feelings of hopelessness, desperation, guilt or no self-worth.
  19. Saying good-bye to old friends.
  20. Planning suicide or acquiring a weapon or pills.

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  1. Cambios de comportamiento, tomando riesgos innecesarios actuando, "no comportándose como ellos"
  2. Cambios en la alimentación con la pérdida o ganancia de peso
  3. Los cambios en los hábitos de sueño, mucho o nada
  4. Dificultad para concentrarse o estar indeciso
  5. Aislamiento de la familia, los amigos o las actividades sociales.
  6. Fatiga inexplicable o apatía
  7. Llorar y la perdida de capacidad de conocer la alegría
  8. Perdida de interés en pasatiempos, trabajo, etc
  9. La pérdida de deseo sexual, y el interés en la apariencia personal.
  10. Regalar bienes preciados.
  11. Hablar de o pre-ocupación con la muerte.
  12. Enfermedad mental o intentos previos de suicidio
  13. Ha tenido una pérdida reciente o perdida inesperada.
  14. Aumento del uso de alcohol, drogas, medicamentos.
  15. No tomar los medicamentos prescritos o cuidar de las necesidades de enfermedad o de salud.
  16. Comportamiento maniaco: aumento de la autoestima, la euforia
  17. Extrema ansiedad, agitación, conducta enfurecía.
  18. Sentimientos de desesperanza, desesperación, culpa o bajo autoestima.
  19. Decir adiós a los viejos amigos.
  20. Planificación de suicidio o la adquisición de un arma

Verbal, Feelings, Behavioral, and Situational Clues


• “I wish I was dead.” • “You don't have to worry about me anymore.” • “How do you leave your body to science?” • “Why is there such unhappiness in life?” • “Everyone would be better without me here”


• Feeling like a burden to others. • Depression. • Sadness. • Loneliness. • Extreme boredom.


• Previous suicide attempt. • Giving away prized possessions. • Arranging to donate organs. • Making a will. • Alcohol or other drug use. • Careless, risk-taking behavior. • Withdrawal from family and friends. • Running away from home or responsibilities. • Change in school or work performance. • Extreme irritability, guilt, crying, inability to concentrate. • Violent and rebellious behavior. • Collecting pills, razor blades, knives, ropes or firearms. • Sudden happiness after a long period of depression


• Recent suicide or death of a loved one or someone close to person. • Being a victim of physical or sexual abuse or rape. • Troubled family life. • Social isolation, lack of close friends. • Recent loss of job, friendships. • Failing or dropping out of school, losing job or divorce. • Not making a team, getting a promotion or membership in an organization. • Unwanted pregnancy or abortion, illness, or accident and losing ability to take care of self. • Being a "perfectionist." Not living up to their standards or someone else’s expectations