WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

  • Giving away personal items to friends or family members
  • Not talking about the future, not having future plans
  • Hopelessness
  • Self-harm / Cutting / Mutilation
  • Grades dropping in school (not always the case)
  • Excessive risk-taking behavior
  • Talking about death / What if…
  • Moodiness
  • Fits of anger or aggression
  • Blocking the school or friends’ phone numbers from parents’ phone
  • Future suicide notes hidden in their room
  • Isolation
  • Obsession with death – via web, songs, journals, and or books

 

Note: If a teen is displaying any of these signs or symptoms, it does not automatically mean they are depressed or thinking about suicide. However, awareness and education is key so if these signs and symptoms are present, please reach out to your teen.