Risk Factors of Suicide

I’ve been sharing my own struggles with depression and even how I was stopped from a suicide attempt.

So what are some risk factors of suicide?

The situation got so bad that life didn't matter any longer

The situation got so bad that life didn’t matter any longer

  • One or more prior suicide attempts
  • Family history of mental disorder or substance abuse
  • Family history of suicide
  • Family violence
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Keeping firearms in the home
  • Chronic physical illness, including chronic pain
  • Incarceration
  • Exposure to the suicidal behavior of others

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