Warning Signs for Suicide
Seek immediate help when you hear or see any one of these behaviors. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If someone you care about is showing any or a combination of the following behaviors, have them or help them call the San Diego Access and Crisis Line at (888) 724-7240. You could be saving their life!
- Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves.
- Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online or buying a gun
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
- Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
- Talking about being a burden to others.
- Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
- Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
- Sleeping too little or too much.
- Withdrawing or isolating themselves.
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
- Displaying extreme mood swings.
Source: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/learn/warningsigns.aspx
To learn more about the signs of suicide, how to find the words to have a conversation with someone you care about, and additional support resources, visit http://up2sd.org/about/related-campaigns/know-the-signs/.