Know the common indications
Suicide, and thoughts of suicide, are far more common than people think or admit. In fact, suicide is the second leading cause of death people ages 10-24! It is actually the ultimate Flight response, but is preventable and the vast majority of people who receive help never become suicidal again.
Below are some common indicators of increased risk, though none of them are a sure sign. None-the-less, if you or someone you know is struggling with some of these indicators, sees support from CAPS or another qualified mental health provider. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-8255.