What are the warning signs for suicide?

NSPL_LogoSeek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255) if you or someone you know exhibits any of the following signs:


• Threatening to hurt or kill oneself or talking about wanting to hurt or kill oneself

• Looking for ways to kill oneself by seeking access to firearms, available pills, or other means

• Talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide when these actions are out of the ordinary for the person

• Feeling hopeless

• Feeling rage or uncontrolled anger or seeking revenge

• Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities – seemingly without thinking

• Feeling trapped – like there’s no way out

• Increasing alcohol or drug use

• Withdrawing from friends, family, and society

• Feeling anxious, agitated, or unable to sleep or sleeping all the time

• Experiencing dramatic mood changes

• Seeing no reason for living or having no sense of purpose in life

Learn the ACE Suicide Intervention Model to assist someone you see exhibiting these warning signs!