5 Warning Signs and Symptoms of Suicide

Change in personality and habits

Symptoms such as weight gain, loss of interest, a lack of motivation and in particular a frequent and apathetic giving away of gifts or material items can indicate a potential risk of suicide.

As the parent or spouse of an individual that may be at risk of suicide, do not be afraid to ask. Often parents fear that they will encourage a child to consider such actions by asking; however in many cases, it allows the child to know that you care and want to help them.

In the rare event that a note or letter is discovered which is suicidal in nature, be sure to contact a medical professional immediately.