Definition: Suicide is the deliberate taking or ending of one's own life. It is often associated with a severe crisis that does not go away, that may worsen over time, or that may appear hopeless. Friends or loved ones in crisis may show signs that indicate that they are at risk of attempting or committing suicide.
People who are considering suicide often show signs of depression, anxiety, or some form of crisis in their overall self-esteem. Specific signs include:
People who are considering suicide:
People who are thinking about ending their lives are often preoccupied with death or suicide. They may:
A person who is contemplating ending their life may show behavior that looks as though he or she is "getting ready", and do things like:
People who are considering suicide may show dramatic changes in behavior, such as:
People who are considering suicide may be experiencing severe loss or potential future loss that may intensify suicidal thoughts, such as:
Other warning signs of suicide risk may include: