Suicide Warning Signs
Recognizing the warning signs that may indicate your student/friend is thinking about suicide is important because it increases the likelihood or early detection and intervention. Although no one can predict with 100% accuracy who will attempt suicide and when, the following signals may indicate a risk of suicide. As a general rule, the more signs the increased likelihood of suicidal behavior.
If you notice any of the below warning signs in a student or friend, it is very important that you ask them directly if they are thinking about suicide.
You cannot give a student suicidal thoughts by talking about suicide. Most people will communicate either directly or indirectly their intent to attempt suicide. It should always be taken seriously.
Thoughts or Feelings:
Ways you can Help
It has been found that when a person is prevented from completing suicide, they are extremely grateful later. Many times the pain the person is experiencing can be decreased and will reconnect with a desire to live.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Suicide Help Lines: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Texas Suicide Prevention: 512-454-3706
The Jed Foundation: 212-647-7544
The American Foundation for Preventing Suicide: 212-363-3500