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Youth Warning Signs

Below are the consensus Suicide Warning Signs for Youth

 (www.youthsuicidewarningsigns.org)

 

  1. Talking about or making plans for suicide
  2. Expressing hopelessness about the future
  3. Displaying severe/overwhelming emotional pain or distress
  4. Showing worrisome behavioral cues or marked changes in behavior, particularly in the presence of the warning signs above. Specifically, this includes significant:
  5. Withdrawal from or changing in social connections/situations
  6. Changes in sleep (increased or decreased)
  7. Anger or hostility that seems out of character or out of context
  8. Recent increased agitation or irritability