Suicide


Emotional imbalances and extreme stress can sometimes lead to lead to thoughts of suicide. Don't feel hopeless.

Young Adults

Suicide is the act of taking your own life, often as a result of depression or stress.

Warning Signs

  • Being extremely depressed.
  • Talking about being hopeless or having no reason to live.
  • Obtaining a weapon or other means of self harm, such as ropes or pills.
  • Increased use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Talking about being a burden to others.
  • Posting on social media a threat of self-harm.
  • Withdrawing from activities.
  • Isolating from family and friends.
  • Aggression.

Fact:

Male to female suicide completion ratio is 4:1.

What can I do?

If you are having suicidal thoughts, don’t isolate yourself. Instead, talk to a close friend or relative who can get you the help you need. If you notice a loved one displaying warning signs of suicide ask them directly about suicidal thoughts. Offer help and let them know you are there for them. A person who is actively suicidal should not be left alone.