It is important to be aware of the warning signs of someone who may be at risk of suicide. While not everyone will display any changes in behaviour or express their feelings, appearing perfectly normal, making it difficult for anyone to intervene. Some warning signs of suicide may include changes in behaviour, such as withdrawing from social activities or expressing feelings of hopelessness or despair. Other warning signs may include giving away possessions, talking about death or suicide, or engaging in risky behaviours.
- Changes in behaviour
- Expressing feelings of hopelessness
- Giving away possessions
- Talking about death or suicide
- Engaging in risky behaviours
If you notice these warning signs in someone you know, it is important to encourage them to talk openly to you as well as contacting their GP.