Thank you for taking the first steps to help your friend.
Your responses indicate that someone you know may be
seriously considering suicide. You are helping your friend by
Acknowledging these warning signs are serious, and Caring enough to talk to
your friend about it. Now it is time to get professional help. Remember, your
friend will be more willing to talk about his or her problem and get the
Treatment he or she needs with your support and friendship.
If you checked boxes under Part I only, your friend or loved one may be at risk
for suicide and should seek professional help immediately.
If you checked boxes under Part II only, your friend or loved one may be
suffering from depression or bipolar disorder and should seek further
evaluation with a mental health professional or his or her primary care
physician. To learn more about depression and find a National Depression
Screening Day (NDSD) event near you, click on your state on our
screening event locator map. You may also
want to learn more about the relationship
between depression and suicidal behavior.
If you checked boxes under Parts I and II, the suicide risk is even higher.
Strongly encourage your friend or loved one to seek professional help
ACT now! Get professional help immediately.
If your friend seems willing to accept treatment, do one of the following.
Call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) to find resources in your area.
Bring him or her to a local emergency room or crisis center. Your friend will
be more likely to seek help if you accompany him or her.
Contact his or her primary care physician or mental health provider.
If your friend seems unwilling to accept treatment.
Call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or a local emergency room for advice.
And if all else fails, call 9-1-1.
If you would like to keep a copy of this quiz, you can download the signs of
the Suicide Risk Questionnaire (PDF) - for Community Members
Download the Suicide Risk Questionnaire (PDF) - for Military and their