Suicide Is Preventable  

SUICIDE RISK FACTORS

 
  
 
 
 
 

 
Who is at greatest risk?

Factor

Highest Risk
Age 15 to 24, 45 to 60 and over 75
Family Family history of suicide
Marital Status Divorced, separated or widowed
Socialization Socially isolated
Occupation Professional, such as doctors or lawyers
Employment Unemployed or student
Physically Ill Chronically or terminall ill
Mentally Ill Depression, delusions or hallucinations
Alcohol/Drugs Intoxicated or using
Prior Attempts At least one prior attempt
Plan Definite plan
Method Violent or non-violent means
Availability Means readily available
 

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