1.Speak up if you are worried
I wanted to check in with you because you haven’t seemed yourself lately.
When did you begin feeling like this?
How can I best support you right now?
I may not be able to understand exactly how you feel, but I care about you and want to help.
2.Respond quickly in a Crisis
Do you have a suicide plan?
Do you have what you need to carry out your plan (pills, gun, etc.)?
Do you know when you would do it?
Do you intend to commit suicide?
3.Offer Help and Support
Encourage positive lifestyle changes
Make a safety plan
Continue your support over the long haul
Contact local agencies for help
Communicate concerns to loved ones or friends
Maintain close contact with person
Take threats seriously
Seek professional advice
Encourage treatment for depression or emotional problems
Make home safe by securing guns with trigger locks in a locked cabinet
Family history of suicide
Change in sleep/appetite
Change in personality
Seeking out lethal means
No hope for the future
Getting affairs in order
How Do You Remember The Warning Signs of Suicide?
Here’s an easy-to-remember Mnemonic:
IS PATH WARM?
I – Ideation
S – Substance Abuse
P – Purposelessness
A – Anxiety
T – Trapped
H – Hopelessness
W – Withdrawal
A – Anger
R – Recklessness
M – Mood Change