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Signs of a Suicidal Person

Signs of A Suicidal Person

Suicide is a horrific tragedy for the individual and their loved ones.

Suicide rates in the United States have gone up exponentially within the past decade. From 2000 to 2016, male suicide rates increased by 21% and female suicide rates increased by 50%.1 You can prevent this from happening to someone you love by looking out for the warning signs of suicidal behavior. The signs of a suicidal person can be difficult to decipher, but staying informed can help you save a life.

As a mental health treatment center in Boca, we know that mental illness and suicide go hand in hand.

Any individuals showing signs of suicide or mental health issues should seek treatment at our facility.

Common Signs of a Suicidal Person

Suicide is heartbreaking for the victim’s loved ones. The loss of life is always tragic and hard to cope with, especially when you’re left with unanswered questions. Although they can be subtle, signs of a suicidal person are often consistent.

Common suicidal signs to look out for include:

  • Talking about death or suicide
  • Saying they feel hopeless or empty
  • Talking about being unable to find a solution to problems
  • Saying they don’t have a reason to continue living
  • Believing or saying that other people are better off without them
  • Saying big goodbyes to their loved ones

The less obvious signs of suicidal behavior include:

  • Buying a weapon or drugs
  • Odd changes in behavior
  • Inability to sleep or sleeping too much
  • Isolation from loved ones
  • Unusual physical pain

Witnessing your loved one showing signs of suicidal behavior can be terrifying. However, the more you know about the topic of suicide, the better prepared you will be to help someone -- even yourself. If you or someone you know experiences any of these symptoms, get help right away. Many individuals who suffer from suicidal thoughts often struggle with mental illness. We offer a mental health residential program where patients can receive effective treatment in a safe and comfortable environment.

Mental Health Treatment for Suicide Prevention

At Banyan Mental Health, we have firsthand experience with mental illness and suicidal behavior. Any mental health problems can cause a person to spiral out of control and seek other extreme methods to cope with their symptoms, like suicide. We provide various treatments for several kinds of mental disorders. Whether you need depression treatment or treatment for an anxiety disorder, we can help you or a loved one heal mentally.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, do not wait to get help. Without proper treatment, the risks of worsening symptoms and suicidal behavior may increase. Call us now at 888-280-2360 to find out how we can help you.


  1. CDC- Suicide Rates in the United States Continue to Increase
Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.

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