Suicide Warning Signs

The following signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. The risk of suicide is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change. If you or someone you know exhibits any of these signs, seek help as soon as possible by calling the Arkansas Crisis Center at 1-888-CRISIS2 (274.7472) during our posted hours, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline anytime at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). If for any reason you are unable to connect with someone and you are in immediate danger, please dial 9-1-1.

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves.
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
  • Talking about being a burden to others.
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
  • Sleeping too little or too much.
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves.
  • Giving away prized possessions.
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.