Warning signs of suicide

We can all prevent suicide. If someone shows some of the following warning signs, please connect them to professional help.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.8255 (free, available 24 hours a day)

Text SIGNS to 741 741 (free, available 24 hours a day)


  • Talking about wanting to die
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden
  • Increasing use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious, agitated, or reckless
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage
  • Displaying extreme mood swings