Warning Signs | Step Up & Speak Out | Kent State University

Warning Signs

  • Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide
  • Talking of feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or being in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Threatening to hurt or kill oneself
  • Seeking pills, weapons, or other means to kill oneself
  • Giving away personal or prized possessions
  • Displaying extreme mood swings
  • Taking risks/engaging in reckless behaviors
  • Increasing use of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Having made previous suicide attempt(s)