Risk Factors

These factors can increase the potential for a person’s suicide.

  • Previous suicide attempts
  • Major illness
  • Barriers to accessing mental health treatment
  • Significant others who have completed suicide
  • Relationship breakup
  • Job or Financial loss, personal security
  • Untreated depression, hopelessness, helplessness
  • Isolation
  • Access to lethal means (i.e; guns, pills, etc)
  • Family disruption
  • Sexual, mental or physical abuse
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