Warning Signs

  • Statements of suicidal ideations, suicide plans
  • Acquiring or seeking to acquire means (guns, drugs, poisons)
  • Giving away important possessions; unexpectedly making a will
  • Statements of purposelessness
  • Statements of hopelessness and being trapped; powerless to change life situation
  • Intense emotional pain – “psycheache”
  • Sudden changes in mood, intense anger, anxiety
  • Feelings of constant unrelenting stress
  • Loneliness, isolation, lack of connection (family, friends, school, spiritual, job, etc.)
  • Self-loathing, unrelenting feelings of guilt, shame, worthlessness, failure
  • Disinterest in life areas that are important