“Is Path Warm” is a mnemonic to help you remember the warning signs.
These are general indicators that have consistently and reliably been linked to suicidal behavior.
I Ideation (statements:“I wish I were dead.” “I’m tired of life.”)
S Substance Abuse (especially increases in alcohol)
P Purposelessness(slipping grades, “don’t care” attitude,feel like a burden)
A Anxiety (significant, persistent, severe anxiety that limits daily life)
T Trapped (feel no solution, think things won’t change, “stuck”)
H Hopelessness (no optimism for future)
W Withdrawal(lose touch w/others, stop going to class/work, excessive sleep)
A Anger (high irritability, picking fights, bullying others)
R Recklessness(risk taking, irresponsible spending, self-injury, unsafe driving)
M Mood Changes(abrupt/unexplained changes, different than usual)
*The best advice we have is to know these signs and when you see even one of them
in a person, be “on alert” and consider asking about suicide risk.