1. Talking about suicide, death, and/or having no reason to live
2. Preoccupied with death and dying
3. Withdrawing from friends and/or social activities
4. Severe recent loss (especially a relationship) or threat of a significant loss
5. Major changes in behaviour
6. No interest in hobbies, work, school, etc
7. Unexpectedly making a will or funeral arrangements
8. Giving away their prized possessions
9. History of suicidal thoughts or attempts
10. Taking unnecessary risks and/or is impulsive
11. No interest in their personal appearance
12. Increases their use of alcohol or drugs
13. Expresses a sense of hopelessness
14. Experienced a situation of humiliation or failure
15. History of violence or hostility
16. Unwilling or unable to connect with potential support

If you know anyone showing these signs GET HELP urgently from a professional.

Call a 24 hour crisis line (Lifeline 13 11 14 / Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 / Mensline 1300 789 978 / Kids Help Line 1800 551 800), see your GP or call 000.

Read about the Be Suicide Alert this Christmas campaign