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8 Signs Someone Is at Risk of Suicide

Health Logo By Sarah Klein of Health | Slide 1 of 9: Suicide and suicidal thinking are more widespread than you might think. According to the results of a government survey released in September 2015, roughly 9.4 million adults—or about 3.9% of the population age 18 and older—had "serious thoughts of suicide" in 2014.  It can be hard to identify suicidal thinking in a loved one; there is no foolproof checklist to follow. But here are some warnings signs that might mean they are at risk.

What to watch for

Suicide and suicidal thinking are more widespread than you might think. According to the results of a government survey released in September 2015, roughly 9.4 million adults—or about 3.9% of the population age 18 and older—had "serious thoughts of suicide" in 2014.

It can be hard to identify suicidal thinking in a loved one; there is no foolproof checklist to follow. But here are some warnings signs that might mean they are at risk.

Get help, and call 1-800-273-TALK to be connected to a crisis center, says the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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