Most suicidal individuals give warning signs or signals of their intentions. You can recognize these signs and respond in conversation by using examples on the Find the Words page to prevent suicide. If you believe someone you know is considering suicide, you can play a role in suicide prevention by pointing out the alternatives, showing that you care and being informed of resources and referrals in our area. Resources are listed on the Reach Out page.

  • Personality Change
  • Withdrawal
  • Changes in Sleep
  • Neglect of Personal Appearance
  • Physical Pain
  • Reckless Behavior
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger
  • Sad or Depressed Mood
  • Anxiety/Nervousness/Agitation
  • Sexual identity/coming out
  • Recent relationship break-up
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Recent Change in Relationship Status
  • Loss of Employment
  • Socioeconomic Changes
  • Children Leaving Home
  • Death of a Close Family Member
  • Increase/change in Substance Abuse
  • Poor Sleep
  • Depression
  • Preoccupied with death
  • Withdrawal
  • Looking for Means to Self Harm
  • Increased Substance Abuse
  • Neglecting Doctor's Orders
  • Hopelessness
  • Getting Affairs in Order
  • Saying Goodbye
  • Changes in Sleep
  • Failure to Take Care of Self
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Person has a Weapon or Other Lethal Means
  • Person is in the Act of Self-Harm or Suicide
  • Threatening Self-Harm or Suicide
  • Talking about Death or Suicide
  • Seeking Methods for Self-Harm or Suicide
  • Talking about Death or Suicide while Intoxicated