• Nicholas Erb

Signs of Suicide

Many of us know people that have contemplated suicide or have even taken their own lives from suicide. Sometimes, it may be in the hands of a bystander to help a person in need. Here are a few warning signs of potential suicide victims; you may be able to help someone that has nobody else to help them.

  • Someone is talking about dying excessively.

  • Talking about multiple ways in which they can kill themselves.

  • Showing depressive signs: self-worthlessness, sadness, suicidal thoughts, etc.

  • Social isolation - they may isolate themselves from people in experiencing certain thoughts.

  • Displaying anger, severe rage - they may also utilize weapons or find other ways to possibly self-harm.

  • Excessive OR little sleep. This can alter emotions and create mood swings

Generally, if someone doesn’t seem like themselves, it is always best to confront the person and check on them. Being a good friend, or even a good person, can help safe a life. These warnings signs serve as indicators of suicide but may not always be the case. Always make sure you or your friend suffering seeks professional help before doing anything harmful, and if you are experiencing emotional distress.

If you are ever contemplating suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline or seek professional help immediately.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-8255

Available 24 hours everyday

Picture taken from the Hope Squad

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