14 Ways To Tell If Someone is Suicidal

14 Ways To Tell If Someone is Suicidal


Suicide; the act of taking your own life. A horrific act but sadly a common occurrence. Every forty seconds, someone dies from suicide. That’s one million people per year. Maybe you’ve never dealt with suicide directly. Maybe someone you know has attempted or committed suicide. Perhaps you have attempted suicide. whatever your experience with suicide is, it’s very important to understand the signs of suicidal behavior. But please keep in mind that not every suicidal person will show these signs. In addition, seeing a single sign does not mean that the person is suicidal. The point of this video is for you to understand these signs, and work out whether the person needs a friend or professional help. Sign number one: suicidal talk. ‘What do you think about suicide?’ ‘Have you ever thought about killing yourself?’ ‘How would you kill yourself?’ ‘What do you think is the best way to commit suicide?’ Questions or phrases like these may suggest that the person is considering it. They talk about it because they want your opinion. In a way, they’re asking for advise on committing suicide, while not openly admitting to it. This may also be a way they’re screaming for help. Sign number two: giving away prized posessions. It’s an odd occurrence when someone gives away expensive items or items they may need. In their mind, where their going they don’t need material things. Giving away material possessions to loved ones may be a way they think they’re helping friends and family after their death. Sign number three: changes to their will. There are usually a number of triggering events that cause someone to write their will. These events include: marriage, having kids, older age, starting a business, or a close loved one dying. If a person seems to want to write a will out of the blue, try asking them why they have decided to write one. Sign number four: obtaining a weapon. Of course the mere act of obtaining a weapon doesn’t mean someone is suicidal, but paired with the previous signs mentioned, should serve as a warning. Especially if they don’t show any signs of taking up things like: shooting as a sport, shooting as a hobby, or gun collecting. Sign number five: strange sleeping patterns. Those strange sleeping patterns are often seen in suicidal people. It isn’t the sleeping disorder that causes this. It is actually the stress or restless thoughts from personal problems that cause the person to have trouble sleeping at night. Because of that, the inability to sleep that last a long period of time may be a clue that someone is suffering from depresion or suicidal thoughts. Sign number six: low energy. Low energy levels are often seen in people with depression, which is some times coupled with suicidal thoughts. This low energy levels happen as a result of lack of sleep and little motivation to do activities that would actually help them feel better. Sign number seven: abusing drugs or alcohol. A study by Bruce Alexander examined the theory of drug addiction on rats. Previous studies had concluded rats to be highly motivated for addictive drugs, despite the obvious risks of begin electrocuted or the deprivation of food. Alexander challenged that notion by conducting a study of his own. He would put the rats on cages where they were free to do activities and interact with other rats. In past studies the rats were in cages alone, often with nothing to do but the addictive drug. In Alexander’s study, he found the rats to rarely take the drug. The same implications can be made for humans. When humans don’t feel connected to anyone, they may turn to drugs and alcohol as a form of escape. Another reason may be because they think the drug might give them enough willpower to commit suicide. Sign number eight: low motivation for social life. People who want to commit suicide often drop out of their social lives. Depressed and suicidal people often don’t feel connected to others around them. As a result, they may end dropping existing friends or family, because they don’t feel good enough for them. They may also see socializing as a distant unimportant thing. Sign number nine: not participating in activities they love. Seen in depression as well, suicidal people find no interest in activities they love anymore. Nothing seems to matter and their interest is diminished. Sign number ten: self-harm. Self-harm is one of the biggest signs that someone might be suicidal. Examples of this include cutting, burning, and poisoning oneself. In a sense, it’s a way that suicidal people test the waters to see if they actually have what it takes to commit suicide. Former self-harmers often say that the physical pain helps them escape the emotional one. Sign number ten: risky behaviour. Studies have shown that suicidal people tend to take more risks. Look out for signs such as driving recklessly or picking fights. Sign number eleven: emotional outbursts. Look for unexplained emotional reactions to certain things people have said in their presence. It might make no sense to you why this words are triggering such an emotional response, but it could be words that remind them of a traumatic event in their life. Sign number twelve: body language. This is a very general sign, but paired with the previous signs could be a good clue of depression and suicidal thoughts. Look for body language such as: slump shoulders, staring at the floor, and unwillingness to make eye contact Sign number thirteen: past suicide attempts. The number one and most obvious sign that someone might be suicidal, is if they have a history of attempting it in the past. This is called suicidal tendencies. One thing people don’t understand about depression is that it’s not easily cured by a pill. A sudden stop of medication may trigger a worse wave of depression, that will lead to another suicide attempt. Sign number fourteen: happiness and calmness. This sign is hard to spot, because you might be under the impression that the person is doing better. A misconception about depression is that the lowest point, you know, when they’re really sad and in bed in ones life, is what causes this person to commit suicide. What actually happens at this point is that the person is unwilling to do anything. They are at such a low point that they are unwilling to eat, watch TV or partake in their favorite activities Their days are spent mostly in bed. Committing suicide actually takes energy and planning, so this happens just above the lowest point. When they have the energy to think clearly and execute it. Just before the suicide, family members or closed friends who where in contact with the victim, have even reported seeing them happy and calm. This is because the suicidal person has finalized their plan, and thinks they can finally escape the pain of this world. So those were the fourteen signs someone may be suicidal. Now again, keep in mind that a single sign doesn’t necessarily means someone thinks about hurting themselves. In the comments below, I wanna know what other signs you think we missed.

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  1. Just wondering, is anyone here interested in a video on how to help someone who's thinking about suicide or have suicidal thinking? We can follow up with a video on that for those who have friends or family members who are struggling.

  2. I cut myself with rocks
    ((Yeah I'm that dumb))
    When the school counselor found out she talked to my dad for like 2 hours
    Then my dad told me that he used to poison cut and burn himself
    Honestly I don't think I'll ever harm myself again

  3. Person: muttering I want to die. (x10)
    Everyone: Stop faking it.
    Person: cuts wrist
    Everyone: Wow. Devoted. But not fooling us.
    Person: Commits suicide
    Everyone: I don't car-

  4. 8. Is me 9 is also me 11 and 12. 😩
    To people who are depressed
    I love you
    Your not a mistake
    Your a miracle
    If you were a regret or mistake
    Why would you be here?
    See your not a mistake YOUR A MIRACLE

  5. 1) Imagines the worst case scenario will definitely happen to them or their children for any situation.
    2) Exaggerating small or unlikely problems and lumping them in with the few real problems they have so it seems like there's more problems than there is.
    3) Controlling others around them.
    4) Crying for no tangible reason.

  6. Being apologetic all the time saying im sorry, does that matter to you or i hope that isn't to annoying for you

  7. Everyone has a reason or many reasons for commiting suicide but that reasons are never powerful than your life , your body's will to live , trust me I have went through all this . If you want to check this , try closing your nostrils by your fingers while your mouth being closed .
    After few moments whatever might be your reason , your body will say to you
    "Do the hell with your reason , I want to live"

  8. School litterally makes me so stressed and some of the stuff we learn arent shit we need for the future 🤦 my mom puts me in so much freaken school programs and idk how i can stand it anymore. Fuck life honestly, life is meaningless, it's just opstacles you have to go through just like a game and in the end we all die 🙁

  9. one day I was talking to my dad about suicide in the car, and he stated how much he hated people who committed suicide.

    He especially hated people who have kids and families

    he said these things, not know I was suicidal 3 times in one year.

    that made me think that he would just hate me if I killed myself, but I don't feel loved while in alive.

    i may be alive, but I'm not living.

    (sry ik this makes no sense. at this point I'm ranting)

  10. School fucks me over, family fucks me over, life fucks me over.
    So sure mom, keep asking me why I'm never happy and then blaming it on my phone,thank you very much for no support.

  11. people that talk about it will never do it if you talk about it in the wrong person because United States now is a country of snitches they'll run to the nearest police station and Report you then you'll be locked up then you will lose your civil rights never talked about it if you going to do it just do it end of story and make sure you do it in a method that is 100% fatal cuz you don't want to end up in a government Hospital

  12. I used 2 do all those things but now I do my favorite activities again and I feel a lot more better but I still don't really wanna go out even tho I used to love leaving my house I still think about killing myself but that's because the feelings come back and I dnt wanna die I just want everything 2 be ok and if I'm dead than everything will be okay i think

  13. Am I suicidal if my thoughts are somesimes wandering how am i going to be in an incident that kay cause my death, like car crash, well mostly car crash, sometimes unfortunate stabbing/gunshot?

  14. Life is science think about science when you want to die what comes around doesn’t come around god doesn’t exist we live on a rocky rare planet of course it isn’t purfect we didn’t evolve to be the same not everyone wants the same thing -simplyexistence

  15. Friend: *watches this video*
    *notices that I have low energy and fall asleep late and others*
    Hey are you suicidal?
    Me:what *scoff* no *nervous laughter*

    Ok so lots of these describe me it started in school I had made a list of how to kill myself

    I do have depression I fall asleep around 1:00 am I stay in bed all day at my moms house I have bad posture and lots of other things

  16. Suicide prevention hotlines⤵️⤵️:

    ~America: 1-800-273-8255
    ~UK: 116 123
    ~Australia: 1-300-13-11-14
    ~Canada: details of numbers in the region you live at http://www.yourlifecounts.org/need-help/crisis-lines

    If you need it for any other countries just google “suicide prevention hotline *your country*”

    Please please please try and reach out to somebody. Many people, including myself, have been in the same position you are in and it’s really shit, I know.
    Cliche but it will eventually get better. There a tiny little things that are worth just holding onto.

  17. I haven’t talked to my friends in like 5 days
    Only one has noticed as far as I can tell
    So yeah, that’s fun
    Why am I ghosting?
    My friend decided that it was a wonderful idea to let the person who tore the entire group apart at one point rejoin without consulting the rest of us, and I’m the only one who sees it as a bad idea

  18. Jesus loves you… I also love you don't ever forget that…
    But you might forget this and as well as hate me because some of you don't believe in Jesus…

    But have you ever thought of going to hell? How scary it is? Just imagine it… Even though you don't believe in it just try to imagine…

    You'll be going to burning Sulfur
    And there'll be pitch darkness everywhere while you hear the screams of agony of others as well as yours with worms crawling inside and outside of your body while feeling that there is something that is so heavy in you, that you can't walk properly and also you're broken heart feels much more broken…

    And it'll be for eternity…

    that pain will be for eternity…

    you're pain or suffering here on earth is just years but you feel like it's an eternity, right?
    Then how much will it be if it's really for eternity… Think! Here on earth it's just yrs but feels like an eternity but

    In hell it's literally eternity…
    I'm not implying that you are a very bad person and that's not a reason to go to hell…
    You will only go to hell if you don't accept and believe in Jesus Christ our Lord and savior… Now I'm sounding like those preachers… Sorry if I'm making you angry but please hear me out!

    Many bad people who accepts Jesus christ is saved by his grace…
    Because it's not the good deeds that makes us go to heaven…
    Heck we don't even deserve to go to heaven!
    If Jesus didn't give us the gift of eternal life with him… Well… I'm sure it'll be hard going to heaven… They say Christian life is impossible… And it really is! But with Jesus christ!

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me…

    Like how I share this with you even if I'm really am scared of how you will react…

    An innocent and blameless person died for our sins… (I'm sure you're very familiar with this 😅)
    But hear me out!

    Imagine even if you're just a teen or kid and is impossible to have an offspring

    Imagine if you have a son… A very precious one a cute, smart, comforting, sweet and other traits that makes you happy… And you love him very much, but then!

    Somewhere in another place
    A hostage was taken in by terrorists then the terrorists calls you and orders you to exchange your son with the hostage or they will kill him…

    But that hostage was a drug addict , theif, has no respect to others and has other bad qualities…
    WILL you exchange your son/daughter for that kind of person?

    If I were the parent I know I can't…
    But that's what God exactly did!
    He exchanged his son for us! We are sinners we lie, we get angry, we think badly of others, we think we are worthless, we think we deserve everything because we are merely humans!

    It is not beacuse of what we've done but it's because of him, Jesus Christ, he gave us a gift a very special gift! The gift of eternal life with him!
    All we needed to do was believe in him and accept him as our lord and savior and let him work in our life, simple isn't it?

    If you want to accept his gift
    Just say this prayer with me:

    Dear God,
    I am humbly calling out to you,
    I'm tired of doing things my way.
    Help me to start doing things your way.
    I invite you into my life to be my Lord And Savior
    Fill the emptiness in me with your holy spirit and make me whole lord, help me to trust you, help me to love you, help me to live for you, help me to understand your grace, your mercy and your peace,
    thank you Lord, Amen…

    If you did this prayer with me and let your whole heart accept him
    Congratulations! It's your spiritual birthday today! (The day you prayed this)

    Honestly…. I once have the greatest regret in my life… It's that I haven't shared Jesus to my teacher who died… And I'm honestly very sad because I don't know of I would see him in heaven…

    There was also a video in Facebook that I have watched its about a girl who suicides… I cried day and night about it because I can't believe how people can throw their life away that easily
    .. It's like letting the enemy win because they want you to die and you let them win!
    So please Jesus loves you! I love you and I care for I will pray for everyone!
    If something is troubling or worrying you just pray to the lord and ask him for help! If he doesn't answer right away be patient…
    And maybe there's a purpose of why God is letting that happen to you… It might be for you to learn or maybe for you to be stronger!

    For everyone who is depressed
    Or just happen to come by this comment thank you for taking your time reading and understanding this till the last word Jesus loves you and I love you goodbye and Godbless!💖

    Still don't be a bad person because we hurt God and other people for being bad!

    sorry for my grammar! 😂I'm not a native Englispeaker😅

    (Whew I'm getting myself ready for the hates, welp)

  19. I actually came here not because I am suicidal myself… I just want to know the signs, so that if I notice that someone I know is suicidal I would try my best to help them… Everyone please hang in there, I’m sure that one day someone is gonna be there for you… god isn’t that cruel to let you suffer by yourself. Good luck! 🤗

  20. School makes me depressed,
    not because of the subjects,
    its because of the bullying
    so i started cutting my self…

  21. Me: I cut myself.. I don’t know who I am anymore.. please help!!..
    Friend: put a bandaid on it.
    Me: PLEASE, I NEED MENTAL HELP!
    Friend: Gtg.
    Me:commits suicide
    Friend: omg she was my bestie and I loved her and she never told me and I want her to come back to life

  22. is there any suicide case those people did suicide because feel themselves a failure person? well, just curious want to know …

  23. 1. I don't openly talk about suicide to other people, since that feels like an obvious sign that I'm feeling suicidal.
    2. Gave my 3DS to my brother.
    3. Haven't written a will.
    4. I haven't obtained a weapon, but I do know what I would use if I did want to do that.
    5. My sleeping pattern is completely fucked up. I go to sleep at 2 AM and wake up at 6 AM.
    6. I'm always tired and I also don't care about seemingly anything anymore.
    7. I'm 12 years old, so I can't use drugs or alcohol without my parents getting arrested or something. If I could use them, I probably would.
    8. I've given up on making friends, and I never ever will try to get friends again.
    9. I like singing, but I rarely do that anymore. I like video games, but most of the time I use them as a time waster, since I have fucking nothing to do.
    10. I want to harm myself, but I feel like everyone's gonna be sad if I do that.
    11. If I had literally any situations where I could take a risk, I totally would.
    12. I get pissed off all the goddamn time, to the point where I feel like everyone hates me because of it.
    13. I'm constantly looking like I just got punched in the face. I'm have my head angled down and my eyes looking up all the time, and I always have slumped shoulders.
    14. I have never attempted suicide before.
    15. I'm never happy or calm.

    11 / 15 signs (at least the ones that were mentioned in the video).

    Cool.

  24. I never wanted to die but I did bite myself when I was younger but I stoped doing it by the end of 6th grade and over the summer of it when I was going to 6th grade I was in a therapy group with other kids because of biting and it was fun and that’s how I stoped biting, I’m in 9th grade and still don’t do it

  25. I tried to kill myself over 20 times before but I still try I told my girlfriend that I won’t but I haven’t stoped I get bullied and get called a lesbian freak *** lover and so much more and in 2end grade my best friend threw me into a tree and held my throat and told me to kill myself and I was only 7-8.I started cutting when I was 8 years old and I still do but I have been almost 2ish weeks clean so “YAY” for me but I’m probably gonna start again because it makes me feel better inside💔🙃

  26. After 30 years of hospitalization, 37 surgeries, Crohn’s disease and intestinal cancer +12 other chronic illnesses, hell yes, I think about suicide every single day of my life, and because of my medical situation I have every possible narcotic at my disposal. I have already calculated the exact amounts of Percocet combined with clonazepam, it will do the job perfectly, so I’ll just simply fall asleep and never wake up, and I won’t have to face a painful death, and best of all, I’ll never have to face another day of my life, because each day is a living hell from which I cannot escape. Everybody I love has had their lives turned upside down and completely ruined because of me, they’ve sacrificed their futures and their happiness to care for me, which makes me feel like such a piece of shit. I’m a 50-year-old man, I should be providing for my family and giving them everything they need, and if I was healthy I would be doing just that, but because I’m not healthy, they are the ones who are providing for myself, even though they will never admit it, I have destroyed their lives and the been nothing but a complete burden to them. They have no idea I’ve already had my will made out a few months ago, although I am flat broke after 30 years of illness, and living on permanent long-term disability, I am very well insured through my workplace, which although I’m not able to work, I am still considered employed by, I’m worth far more dead than I am alive. I have ensured that the people closest to me will all receive at least $250 000 after I’m dead. That is the only thing that makes me truly happy, because other than that I literally cannot remember the last time I was happy. Knowing that once I’m gone, they’ll finally be able to do all the things that I wanted them to, and have a nice chunk of money to do it with, it just makes me feel so good, because I won’t be a burden any longer, are they will finally be able to have a meaningful life (especially my hubby, who’s been my rock the entire time) without always having to worry about me. If I stay alive, my spouse and I face a very grim future financially, as every penny I get goes towards my medical expenses, so he is the one paying every single bill, for the first time ever, he’ll finally be able to do whatever the hell he wants, and that thought makes me so happy, because he deserves to be happy, without having such a burden like me to hold him back from enjoying his life. The only thing I fear by committing suicide is ruining my chances of going to heaven, but wherever I end up, as long as I know that my hubby will have a lot of money, I know he’s going to be OK because he’s a very strong willed person, and he deserves so much better than me, he deserves somebody who is healthy, someone who can take care of themselves, and someone he could share his life with that he doesn’t have to worry about 24/7.

  27. I'm going to go out and say most of these are bullshit. These aren't actually signs. In fact, most of these aren't signs at all. The reality is, if they really wanted to they wouldn't care at all. You want to know the real honest reason: There is nobody in their life to notice a damn thing. That's why people kill themselves. Fucking stupid social media and this bullshit internet has caused people to venture further apart.

  28. to all those who are having suicidal thoughts you are not alone, i went through alot of that stuff myself. i still have bad depression yes. but JESUS CHRIST does help, he went through far more than any of us could. he had friends stab him in the back he had people mocking and laughing at him, he had/has millions of people ignoring him(and people still do). this world is rotten folks and the things in it are only temptations of death. its natural that we all want to leave this wicked world, however there is a reason for everything. The Lord showed me my sins had caused alot damage to my body over the years and i was going to hell (dont commit suicide if you don't have Jesus it would be a huge mistake). and i was so scared i begged him to save me. i truly begged his mercies. he answered (not physically but rather he gave me a change in Spirit ). and when i got my first King James Bible i really learned how much The Lord does care. So why doesn't he show himself (i bet alot of you are asking this). the reason is the just shall live by faith. (why does he allow all the evil of this to happen ? He's just letting the wickedness fill up their own account before judgement !). Jesus Christ cares for you. He died was buried and raised the third day for your sins. this is not about going to church buildings(Bible teaches us the body is the temple of God not a silly mortgaged building). its not about religion (because religion is false). its about Jesus Christ The Almighty King of kings and Lord of lords. he paid your debt in full so you dont have to go to hell. Realise your a sinner who deserves hell and ask his forgiveness having full faith from your heart what he did for YOUR sins.

    1 John 2:15 King James Bible
    Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

    John 15:18-19 King James BIble
    18If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

    No One Is Good enough for heaven
    Romans 3:10-20
    As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

    11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

    12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

    13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

    14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

    15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:

    16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:

    17 And the way of peace have they not known:

    18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.

    19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

    20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

    Romans 5:6-8
    For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

    7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.

    8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

    Romans 6:23

    “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

    Romans Chapter 10
    :9-13

    9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

    10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

    11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

    12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

    13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

    Here is my Testimony below i was at the end of my life at 19 years old because of my wickedness . now im 22 years old and can wholeheartedly say The Lord can Save and Change ANYONE including YOU .
    God bless.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70MOg4MVIrY&t=115s

  29. Depression kept killing me cause all i know parents wouldnt even care and think it is a joke or blame it to my phone that is helping me for years to cope it

  30. I've heard of most of these (giving away possessions, talking about death, self-harm, ect). I've had suicidal thoughts before I started taking an antidepressant, but I was too scared to do it. Plus, I would always think of my family and how it would affect them. I've heard people say that suicide is a permanent solution to temporary problems and have actually used that myself 'cause it's true. To anyone who has had these thoughts, I feel you and while it may seem hopeless at the moment there are people who want you to stick around.

  31. Many people seem to be just as depressed as I am.. it saddens me because I wish better for people. If I cry out for help, people will say I'm petty and seeking attention. It'll sadden my mother if.. or rather when I do it.. but am I ought to suffer all by myself to keep others happy? I'm tired.. too tired to keep it up forever.

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