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


for FEELINGS – that seem different from the past


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


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eating habits; loss of interest in friends or activities or sudden improvement after a period of being down or withdrawn


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


for SITUATIONS – that can serve as “trigger points”