Knowing the signs of suicide

Here are signs you may observe from someone in suicidal distress:

  • persistent low mood,

  • sense of hopelessness,

  • increased anxiety,

  • decreased interest in activities that were previously enjoyable,

  • sleep disturbance,

  • social isolation,

  • talking about being a burden or wanting to die,

  • declining interest in personal appearance, and / or

  • changing personal and or financial plans.

It is important to note that in many instances of suicidal distress there may not be any signs like those detailed above.