Sep 03 2007

Suicide Risk Factors

Published by at 5:01 pm under Counseling & Psychotherapy,Suicide

Depression is the leading cause of suicide among all groups. Identifying and understanding the symptoms and treatment for depression is a primary goal of preventing suicide in the world.

Other suicide risk factors include:

· A previous suicide attempt

· History of depression and/or other mental illness

· Alcohol and/or other drug abuse

Family history of violence

Physical illness

Feeling alone or isolated

· History of being abused physically, emotionally or sexually

· Sense of despair about the future

· A sudden and unespected loss

· Being bullied at school
Most people find it very difficult issue to talk about the issue of suicide. Given the magnitude of the problem, however, this dialogue is essential.

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