​Suicide Risk Factors.......

There are several risk factors associated with an increased risk of suicide. These include; 

  • Psychiatric or substance use disorders
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • The end of a relationship (e.g. divorse, breakup)
  • Impulsive tendencies
  • A history of Physical or sexual abuse
  • Family history of suicide
  • Some medical illnesses
  • Access to lethal means of suicide



Suicide Protective Factors......

In addition to the risk factors above, there are protective factors that may decrease the risk of suicide in some cases;

  • Access to effective treatment
  • Resitricted access to leathal means
  • A sense of connectedness to community and family
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Cultural or religious beliefs that encourage self-preservation and discourage suicide



Acute Warning Signs of Suicide......

Contact an emergency behavioral health professional immediately.

  • Threats to harm him/herself or talk about doing so
  • Seeking out or researching suicide methods and means
  • Talking or writing about suicide and death


Other Warning Signs of Suicide.......

  • Expressions of hopelessness
  • Isolation
  • Increased substance us 
  • Guilt, shame, or self-hatred
  • Talking about death or suicide
  • Refusing help
  • A feeling that things are inevitable
  • A sudden sense of calm
  • Giving away items and or pets
  • No sense of purpose
  • Anxiety, agitation, unable to sleep or sleeping all the time
  • Felling trapped-like there's no way out
  • Rage, uncontrolled anger, seeking revenge
  • Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities, seemingly without thinking
  • Dramatic mood changes 

When in doubt, seek immediate emergency behavioral health care by contactin the numbers above. 


​Warning signs.......

Individuals who attempt suicide often exhibit certain warning signs. These signs might occur at any point before an attempt. 

If you are unsure about the level of risk involved, contact;

1-888-910-0416 

1-800-273-8255

If you believe you or someone else is in immediate danger, 
contact 911