If you’ve noticed changes in yourself or someone you care about, seek help as soon as possible. These signs may be a clue that you need to connect with someone—especially if they are new or have gotten worse.
- Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself. Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
- Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
- Talking about being a burden to others.
- Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
- Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
- Sleeping too little or too much.
- Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
- Displaying extreme mood swings.
If you notice these signs in yourself or someone you know, contact a mental health professional or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255).