Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8Some People are More at Risk for Suicide than Others HEALTH FACTORS Mental health conditions • Depression • Substance use disorders • Bipolar disorder • Schizophrenia and psychosis • Personality traits of aggression, mood changes and poor relationships • Conduct disorder • Anxiety disorders (PTSD) Serious or chronic health condition and/or pain Traumatic brain injury HISTORICAL FACTORS Previous suicide attempts Family history of suicide Abuse as a child ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Prolonged stress, such as harassment, bullying, relationship problems, and unemployment Stressful life events like divorce, financial instability, or other losses Exposure to another person’s suicide, or to graphic or sensationalized accounts of suicide Access to lethal means including firearms and drugs Risk factors are characteristics or conditions that increase the chance that a person may try to take their life. + +