These signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss or change.
"Suicide is a tragic event with strong emotional repercussions for its survivors and for families of its victims. There were more than 44,000 suicides in 2015 in the U.S according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although most federally-funded suicide prevention programs focus on helping teenagers, recent years have seen a spike in rates among middle-aged people. Men seem to be especially at risk, and have nearly four times the suicide rate as women. There are also major disparities amongst ethnic and racial groups, with American Indian and Alaskan Natives being the highest risk groups." Psychology Today
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Suicide Prevention Hotline in Spanish
1-800-273-TALK (press 2)
LGBT Youth Suicide Hotline
National Hopeline Network
National Youth Crisis Hotline