Warning Signs from a Person's Recent History.
Setbacks in the soldier's personal life such as:
Death or separation from a loved one.
Significant career/employment changes.
Vegetative Warning Signs.
Vegetative warning signs are obvious if you have been in regular contact with the suicidal person or if
any of the following are openly discussed with you:
Loss of appetite or weight.
Insomnia or other sleep disturbance.
Decrease in sexual interest or energy.
Warning Signs from a Person's Past History.
Unless you are familiar with the individual at risk for suicide, you will learn most of the following
information by listening to the person using both compassion and patience.
Failure to maintain productive work.
Failure to maintain meaningful interpersonal relations.
Failure to deal with past crises resulting in suicide attempts.
History of suicide by a family member or close friend.
Mental Status of the Person.
In order to provide the chaplain or referral service with as much information as possible, observe the
suicidal person for any of the following signs, which are known to be a reflection of a person's current
Unclean or unkempt appearance.
Agitated behavior or psychomotor retardation.