Risk Factors of Suicide

·         Previous suicide attempt(s)

·         Family history of suicide

·         History of mental disorders, particularly clinical depression

·         History of alcohol and substance abuse

·         Feelings of hopelessness

·         Impulsive or aggressive tendencies

·         Local epidemics of suicide

·         Isolation or a feeling of being cut off from other people

·         Barriers to accessing mental health treatment

·         Loss (relational, social, work, or financial)

·         Physical illness

·         Easy access to lethal methods

·         Unwillingness to seek help because of the stigma attached to mental health and substance abuse disorders or to suicidal thoughts