As we reflect on the loss of those impacted by suicide, we embrace the fact that no one truly knows the struggle of someone else. As a resource, we want to provide you with helpful tools should you or someone you know struggle with thoughts of suicide.
What to look for: Warning signs of suicide:
Some behaviors may indicate that a person is at immediate risk for suicide.
The following three should prompt you to immediately call or text 988 (988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline) or call a mental health professional.
Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself
Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or obtaining a gun
Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
Other behaviors may also indicate a serious risk—especially if the behavior is new; has increased; and/or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change.
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 feeling isolated
Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
Displaying extreme mood swings