I’m Worried About Someone at Risk
You don’t need to be an expert – just a good listener.
If you notice someone who might be struggling – start a conversation. And if all is well, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask. Asking, “Are you okay?” can change lives.
There are almost always warning signs when someone is thinking about suicide. Here are a few ways to identify if someone you care about is at risk.
If a person talks about:
- being a burden to others
- feeling trapped
- experiencing unbearable pain
- having no reason to live
- killing themselves
Specific behaviors to look out for include:
- increased use of alcohol or drugs
- acting recklessly
- withdrawing from activities or isolating from family and friends
- fatigue and/or aggression
- calling people to say goodbye
- giving away possessions
People who are considering suicide often display one or more of the following moods:
- depression and/or anxiety
- loss of interest