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 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Risk Factors.  If a friend or someone close to you displays any of these or if you are concerned about someone, please take action and call the number above, immediately. You could be saving a life!

Talk  If a person talks about:

  • Being a burden to others
  • Feeling trapped
  • Experiencing unbearable pain
  • Having no reason to live
  • Killing themselves

 Behavior  Specific things to look out for include:

  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online for materials or means
  • Acting recklessly
  • Withdrawing from activities
  • Isolating from family and friends
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Visiting or calling people to say goodbye
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Aggression


Mood  People considering suicide often display one or more of these moods:

  • Depression
  • Loss of interest
  • Rage
  • Irritability
  • Humiliation
  • Anxiety