-- Talking or writing about suicide -- for example, making statements such as "I'm going to kill myself," or "I won't be a problem for you much longer"
-- Withdrawing from social contact
-- Having mood swings
-- Increasing use of alcohol or drugs
-- Feeling trapped or hopeless about a situation
-- Changing normal routine, including eating or sleeping patterns
-- Doing risky or self-destructive things
-- Giving away belongings when there is no other logical explanation for why this is being done
-- Developing personality changes or being severely anxious or agitated when experiencing some of the warning signs listed above
What should I do if I suspect my teen is suicidal?