Suicide: its not the only way out

speak up and reach out

Warning Signs

Here are 5 verbal signs

  • "I want to die"
  • "I don't want to live anymore"
  • "I wont have to put up with this much longer"
  • "Nothing matters, who cares"
  • "I wish I was dead"
Here are 5 nonverbal signs

  • A sudden upbeat mood, which can signal that the decion to attempt suicide has been made
  • Giving away possessions or otherwise settling affairs
  • Depression and hopelessness
  • Neglect of or dramatic change in appearance
  • Personality changes such as apathy or moodiness

Places you can go for help

Suicide is preventable!

  • Make sure to first show you care
  • Get them professional help as soon as possible
  • Talk directly to them about the problem and show empathy
  • Stress the temporary nature of the problems
  • Make clear you understand their plan, but emphasize suicide in not the answer

Alyssa Von Ruden