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  • Giving prized possessions away

  • Making arrangements; setting one’s affairs in order

  • Visiting or calling people one cares about

  • A loss of interest in the things one cares about

  • Out of character behaviorTaking unnecessary risks or exhibiting self-destructive behavior

  • Preoccupation with death

  • A deepening depression

  • Making statements about feeling hopeless, helpless, or worthless

Along with these warning signs, there are certain Risk Factors that can elevate the possibility of suicidal ideation. Perfectionist personalities Gay and Lesbian youth Learning disabled youth Loners Youth with low self- esteem Depressed youth Students in serious trouble Abused, Molested or Neglected Youth Genetic predisposition Parental history of violence, substance abuse, or divorce You may be the first and last person to see these signs in a young person.