Common Signs

 

Being aware of the signs relating to suicide may help you identify a person who is struggling to cope. The SAMH resource 'Suicide: Help save a life' provides insight into these signs and how you can help.

 

Click here for more info or read on to learn the common signs to look for such as:

 

 

• They talk about wanting to die and don’t see the point of living, or a way out of their situation.

• They have been through stressful life events or have experienced significant losses and don’t seem to be coping.

• They give away prized possessions.

• They start putting things in order, e.g. arranging wills, pet care or childcare.

 

 

• They show marked changes in behaviour, appearance or mood; they may seem distracted, sad, distant or lacking in concentration.

• Also, watch out for sudden uplift in mood or calmness as this can sometimes be because the person feels they have found a solution to their problems, no matter how drastic this may be.

• They have made a previous suicide attempt.