Preventing Suicide

Warning Signs

There are many warning signs of suicide.

Here are some verbal warning signs.

- "I don't want to live."

- "I wish I could go to sleep and never wake up."

- "I won't have to put up with this much longer."

- "I can't go on anymore"


Other warning signs include:

-Risk taking

-Alcohol and drug abuse

-Bad Break up

-Parents divorce

-Mood swings

How to help

There are several things you can do to help:

-Show them that you care.

- Question the person, but in an indirect manner or direct depending on the situation.

- Persuade them to believe that suicide is not the answer.

-Refer them to people who can help him/her.

-DO NOT AGREE TO KEEP THIS MEETING A SECRET.