Helping Others


Common Signs


Being aware of the signs relating to suicide may help you identify a person who is struggling to cope. 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.