Suicidal Behavior

  • Previous suicide attempts or "mini attempts".
  • Statements of suicidal feelings or ideation.
  • Development of a suicidal plan, acquiring the means, rehearsal behavior, setting a time and place for the attempt.
  • Self inflicted injuries such as cutting or burning.
  • Reckless behavior such as dangerous driving or binge drinking.
  • Making out a will or giving away favorite items.
  • Saying goodbye.
  • Ambiguous verbal behavior such as "I am going away"; "You don't have to worry about me anymore."; “I want to go to sleep and never wake up.";  "Is suicide a sin?";  "I just can't go on." ; “Life is not worth living." ;"Voices are telling me to do bad things”