Warning signs that a veteran may be at risk of attempting suicide include:
- Talking about wanting to die
- Talking about feeling there is no reason to live
- Talking about feeling that there are no solutions
- Talking about being a burden to others
- Talking about feeling great guilt or shame
- Looking for ways to kill themselves, such as stockpiling pills or buying a gun
- Displaying extreme mood swings
- Using alcohol or drugs more often
- Changing eating or sleeping habits
Family and friends are often the first to recognize the warning signs in loved ones. For an immediate crisis, call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
If you know a veteran or service member in need of help, take action here.