Suicide: Warning Signs and What to Do

Every day, 89 people commit suicide in the United States, and studies show that more than half of American college students have considered suicide at some point in their lives. This tragic act is the 11th leading cause of death in America, with victims of all ages and economic classes. According to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, there are common identifiers to alert you that you or someone you know may be at risk of committing suicide. Learn the warning signs and what you can do to help a person who might be considering this fatal act.

 

Warning Signs of Suicide:

Are any of these examples detrimental to the person's ability to function in life and achieve his or her life goals? If so, he or she should seek professional help. If you or someone you know is in imminent danger, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

 

What to Do if You See Warning Signs: