Learning the warning signs of suicide is a huge part of preventing a crisis.
Learning the warning signs of suicide is a huge part of preventing a crisis. Although emotional ups and downs are normal, sometimes a person who is suicidal gives certain signs or hints that something is wrong. Knowing these major warning signs can help you connect someone you care about to support if they need it - even if that person is yourself.
Have you or someone you know felt...?
Unimportant | Trapped | Hopeless | Overwhelmed | Unmotivated | Alone | Irritable | Impulsive | Suicidal
Have you or someone you know been...?
Using drugs or alcohol more than usual
Acting differently than usual
Giving away valuable possessions
Losing interest in favorite things to do
Admiring people who have died by suicide
Planning for death by writing a will or letter
Eating or sleeping more or less than usual
Feeling more sick, tired or achy than usual
Do you or someone you know...?
Not care about the future
Put yourself down - and think you deserve it
Plan to say goodbye to important people
Have a specific plan for suicide
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you are not alone. We are here for you 24/7 on the Trevor Lifeline (866-488-7386) - that means all day and night, every weekend, each holiday, and beyond.
If you recognize these signs in someone you know, please encourage them to ask for help. If they need support, empower them to call the Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386 to talk with a trained volunteer counselor.
For more, please see our Suicide Prevention Resources page.