Know the Signs


 

What you see

Isolation

Drug/alcohol abuse

Irritability

Feeling hopeless about the future

Reckless behavior

 

 What you hear:

“I’ve decided to kill myself”

“I wish I were dead”

“I just can’t go on”

“Who cares if I’m dead anyways”

What You Know:

 

Being expelled from school

Family problems/alienation

Loss of any major relationship

Financial problems

Sudden loss of freedom or punishment

Feeling embarrassed or humiliated

Victim of assault or bullying

 

Am I hearing, seeing, or know anything about this person that could possibly be a cause for concern or their safety?


What To Do

Ask the question:

“Are you thinking about killing yourself?”

“Do you ever wish you could go to sleep and never wake up?”

Persuade them to get help and tell a trusted adult IMMEDIATELY!