Suicide Prevention

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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"There’s no single cause for suicide. Suicide most often occurs when stressors and health issues converge to create an experience of hopelessness and despair. Depression is the most common condition associated with suicide, and it is often undiagnosed or untreated. Conditions like depression, anxiety and substance problems, especially when unaddressed, increase risk for suicide. Yet it’s important to note that most people who actively manage their mental health conditions go on to engage in life."

In this web page from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide risk factors are discussed. You will learn how to recognize suicide risks in loved ones and what may increase chances of attempted suicide.