Suicide Warning Signs

Something to look out for when concerned that a person may be suicidal is a change in behavior or the presence of entirely new behaviors. This is of sharpest concern if the new or changed behavior is related to a painful event, loss, or change. Most people who take their lives exhibit one or more warning signs, either through what they say or what they do.

Warning sign: Talk

If a person talks about:

Warning sign: Behavior

Behaviors that may signal risk, especially if related to a painful event, loss or change:

Warning sign: Mood

People who are considering suicide often display one or more of the following moods:

Suicide Warning Signs