Warning Signs

Warning signs may not always be the most obvious. Depression looks different for everyone.

Some people who are depressed or feeling suicidal may have “high functioning depression”. In other words, some people look like “they have it all together” on the outside, however that may not always be the case. 

Remember FACTS

F

for FEELINGS – that seem different from the past

A

for ACTIONS – that are different from the way they acted in the past

C

for CHANGES – in personality, behavior, sleeping patterns, eating habits; loss of interest in friends or activities or sudden improvement after a period of being down or withdrawn

T

for THREATS – that convey a sense of hopelessness, worthlessness, or preoccupation with death

S

for SITUATIONS – that can serve as “trigger points”