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Common Risk Factors

If someone is having strong and long-lasting thoughts of suicide, urges to hurt themselves, or making actual plans to end their life, they need immediate help and support.

There are several factors that make a person more likely to attempt suicide:

  • Trying to end their life before.
  • A family history of suicide.
  • Having serious mental health problems like severe depression, anxiety, or psychotic disorders.
  • Using drugs or alcohol in a harmful way.
  • Acting impulsively or being aggressive.
  • Having significant problems within their family.
  • Going through a breakup or a big loss in their life.
  • Having access to things that can be used for self-harm, like unsecured guns, prescription drugs, or poisons.
  • Feeling very alone and disconnected from others.
  • Having experienced trauma, like sexual violence, racial discrimination or violence, or bullying.
  • Not being able to get the mental health care they need.
  • Seeing or hearing about suicide a lot in their community or in the media in a way that’s not responsible.

Even though these factors can increase the chances of someone attempting suicide in the long run, there are specific signs that show someone’s risk is getting worse quickly:

  • Talking, joking, or posting online about death or how life isn’t worth living.
  • Feeling hopeless, ashamed, or like they’re a burden to others.
  • Being very sad, angry, or easily irritated.
  • Having strong emotional pain.
  • Making plans or looking up ways to end their life.
  • Isolating themselves from others, saying goodbye, or giving away their things.
  • Acting strangely or disorganized.
  • Changing their use of drugs or alcohol.
  • Trying to find ways to harm themselves.