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Understanding the risk factors for suicide may help screen for individuals in crisis. While they don’t cause or predict suicide, risk factors are characteristics that make it more likely that someone will consider, attempt, or die by suicide. They include mental health & substance use disorders; history or trauma or abuse; previous attempt; loss of economic stability or interpersonal relationships; ease of access to lethal means; & lack of access to effective & appropriate health care.

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