Suicide Warning Signs
Text IN to 741741
Having suicidal thoughts or a mental health crisis? This text-for-help hotline instantly connects young people with a trained mental health responder. The service helps Indiana's youth get the help they need easily and quickly through Community's Zero Suicide Initiative.
Seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional or by calling the national Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK if you or someone you know exhibits any of the following signs:
- Threatening to hurt or kill oneself or talking about wanting to hurt or kill oneself
- Looking for ways to kill oneself by seeking access to firearms, available pills, or other means
- Talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide when these actions are out of the ordinary for the person
- Feeling hopeless
- Feeling rage or uncontrolled anger or seeking revenge
- Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities – seemingly without thinking
- Feeling trapped – like there’s no way out
- Increasing alcohol or drug use
- Withdrawing from friends, family and society
- Feeling anxious, agitated or unable to sleep, or sleeping all the time
- Experiencing dramatic mood changes
- Seeing no reason for living or having no sense of purpose in life
(From US Department of Health and Human Services. CMHS-SVP-0153)
Need more information?
For help for yourself or others, contact 24-hour crisis service at 317-621-5700 or 800-273-8255.