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Specific Factors That May Increase Risk for Suicide


 Current ideation, intent, plan, access to means

 Previous suicide attempt or attempts

 Alcohol/Substance abuse

 Current or previous history of psychiatric diagnosis

 Impulsivity and poor self-control

 Hopelessness presence, duration, severity

 Recent losses physical, financial, personal

 Recent discharge from an impatient psychiatric unit

 Family history of suicide

 (Co-morbid) chronic or long term illness esp. a newly diagnosed    problem or worsening symptoms

 Age, gender, race, (elderly or young adult, unmarried, white, male, living alone

 Same-sex orientation

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