Risk Factors

Risk factors are stressful events, situations, and/or conditions that are associated with greater potential for suicide and suicidal behavior.  According to the Surgeon General, these include but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol and/or substance use disorders
  • Past suicide attempts
  • Traumatic loss, including suicide loss
  • Impulsive and or aggressive tendencies
  • Easy access to lethal methods, especially guns
  • Chronic pain, illness
  • Perceived burdensomeness
  • Lack of social support/isolation
  • Significant disappointment, humiliation, or loss of status (e.g. break up, arrest)



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