Suicidal Behavior


Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death. Suicide causes immeasurable pain, suffering, and loss to individuals, families, and communities nationwide. On Average, Suicide kills 1 person every 40 seconds. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds. But suicide is preventable, so it's important to know what to do.

Warning Signs of Suicide

If someone you know is showing one or more of the following behaviors,
he or she may be thinking about suicide. Don’t ignore these warning
signs. Get help immediately.

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself
  • 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

Getting Help

If you think someone is in danger, do not leave them alone. Call the emergency hotline or the Suicide Prevention Hotline.