Suicide Prevention

Suicide Warning Signs

  • Severe worry or anxiety, school refusal 
  • Marked changes in sleeping, eating habits, appearance, withdrawing from friends, and/or physical complaints 
  • Sexual acting out Alcohol and/or drug use
  • Withdrawal from friends and/or family
  • Dramatic mood changes, rage, uncontrolled anger, irritability
  • Risk-taking behavior 
  • Feelings of hopelessnessBullying and cyber-bullying

Suicide Risk Factors

  • Loss of significant other
  • Social or academic problems at school
  • Family or personal stressSubstance abuse (drugs and alcohol)
  • Depression and mental health issues
  • Previous suicide or attempt by peer or family member
  • Access to weapons/means of harming self
  • Difficulties regarding sexual orientation