Sudden interest or disinterest in church or religion

Some people are looking for closure or answers and seek out religious institutions in times of crisis. Others may feel like they are going against their religious beliefs by contemplating suicide, so they stop attending.

Sudden mood changes

The key is any sudden “change” in mood. You know your friends, family, coworkers, etc. best. You will notice if something is off. This is always just a good time to check in with someone.

Changes in behavior

Missing appointments Sudden drop in grades Not getting work done Withdrawing from social situations

Reckless Behavior

Experimentation with drugs and alcohol Driving erratically Disregard for personal safety

Personality change

The key is any sudden “change” in personality. You know your friends, family, coworkers, etc. best. You will notice if something is off. This is always just a good time to check in with someone.

Acting anxious

Those having thoughts of suicide are often ambivalent about death. This means that part of them wants to live, but part of them also wants to die. This ambivalence can cause someone to experience uneasy, worry, and nervousness about their decision.