First Signs of Suicidal Tendencies

The first signs of suicidal tendencies include difficulties in school, substance abuse, sleep problems, depression, and a preoccupation with death. Someone who may become suicidal may also feel hopeless, worthless, and be angry. Later signs of suicide include talking about it, suddenly feeling happier and calmer, visiting or calling loved ones, and giving away possessions.

Fast Facts:

  • Suicide accounts for more than one percent of deaths in the U.S. annually.
  • A critical time period for suicidal concerns is three months after a depressive episode.
  • Suicide is more common among men than women.
  • If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call 1-800-SUICIDE or contact a health care provider immediately.

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