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Suicide Warning Signs

  • Making suicide threats
  • Substance Abuse
  • Giving away possessions
  • Engaging in risk-taking behaviors
  • Self-harm (cutting, burning, etc.)
  • Frequently talking about death
  • Drastic changes in mood and behavior
  • Feeling like a burden to others
  • Acquiring the means for suicide (guns, drugs, rope, etc.)
  • Talking about a specific plan regarding how they might harm themselves
  • Aggressiveness and Irritability
  • Isolating self, social withdrawal
  • Persistent feelings of hopelessness, no hope for the future
  • Persistent depression, sadness, lack of energy
  • Major changes in sleeping or eating habits
  • Making final arrangements (writing a will, etc.)

If you are concerned that you or a friend are at risk for suicide, please use the contacts listed on the Student Mental Health home page.

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