Teen Suicide Prevention

 National Suicide Hotline 

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

1-888-628-9454 (en espanol)


Suicide Warning Signs

These signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide.  Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. 

  • Talking about wanting to die or kill oneself.
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun. 
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live. 
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
  • Talking about being a burden to others. 
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
  • Sleeping too little or too much.
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge. 
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.