Warning Signs of Suicide


There are many signs of suicide, and while attempts can happen with little warning, many times there are signs before that may have made the suicide attempt preventable. Seeing these signs early and getting them help is the best action to prevent suicide.

Risk Factors



 

Credit:

The Trevor Project

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Ways You Can Help Your Loved One


Watch for the warning signs of suicide. If you suspect your loved one is acting strangely or differently, then beware of the risk factors and warning signs. Prevention is key, and getting your loved one the help and support they need sooner is always better.

Getting your loved one help sooner rather than later is vital to prevent them from trying to complete suicide. Don't wait until it's too late. Small steps will still show them you are trying and may encourage them to open up more. Below are a few things you can do to help your loved one if you see the signs.

What You Should NOT Do

Know when it's an emergency


Any threat of suicide should be taken seriously and acted on as quickly as possible. A suicide attempt can occur with little to no warning so waiting until tomorrow may not be the best option. Help is just a phone call away.