Often a suicidal person may give a sign or hint in some way that they plan to attempt suicide. Here are some warning signs and facts you should be aware of.
Describe a specific plan for suicide: “I’ve thought about how I’d do it.”
Expressing hopelessness or helplessness: “Things will never get better for me.”
Talk positively about a suicide death: “I think she was brave for going through with it.”
Say goodbye to important people: “You’re the best friend I’ve ever had. I’ll miss you.”
Express a lack of interest in the future: “It won’t matter soon anyway.”
Express a negative attitude toward self: “I don’t deserve to live.”
Express suicidal feelings: “Lately I’ve felt like ending it all.”
Using drugs or alcohol more than usual
Behaving differently than how they usually do
Giving away their most valuable possessions
Losing interest in their favorite activities or hobbies
Planning for death by writing a will or letter
Each year over 30,000 teens and young adults call the Trevor Lifeline when they recognize these signs and need someone to talk to.
The Trevor Project is here for you 24/7. If you need support, please call the Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386 to speak with a trained volunteer counselor.