Warning signs for suicide: theory, research, and clinical applications

Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2006 Jun;36(3):255-62. doi: 10.1521/suli.2006.36.3.255.


The current article addresses the issue of warning signs for suicide, attempting to differentiate the construct from risk factors. In accordance with the characteristic features discussed, a consensus set of warning signs identified by the American Association of Suicidology working group are presented, along with a discussion of relevant clinical and research applications.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Expert Testimony*
  • Humans
  • Psychological Theory*
  • Suicide, Attempted / psychology*
  • Suicide, Attempted / statistics & numerical data*