Suicide usually occurs without warning

Most suicide attempts are preceded by a verbal threat or warning. It is reported that at least two-thirds of clients who attempt to kill themselves tell someone about their intent.

In addition, most suicide victims (approximately 70%) have received medical/psychological care in the month prior to completion.

Evidence shows that adolescents often tell their school peers of their thoughts and plans. They may also express their cry for help through non-verbal gestures.