Signs to look out for

Depression can come in short bursts or long stretches, and it can take many forms from person to person. If you're concerned for the safety of a loved one, some of the common warning signs to watch for can include...

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, like searching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated or behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Extreme mood swings

If you've noticed one or more of these behaviors in yourself or a loved one, finding help as soon as possible is key. You can start by dialing 988 to reach the national helpline, or by contacting us to find suicide prevention counseling services in the Magic Valley area.