Some People are More at Risk for Suicide than Others HEALTH FACTORS Mental health conditions • Depression • Substance use problems • Bipolar disorder • Schizophrenia and psychosis • Personality traits of aggression, mood changes and poor relationships • Conduct disorder • Anxiety disorders (PTSD) Serious or chronic health conditions and/or pain Traumatic brain injury HISTORICAL FACTORS Previous suicide attempts Family history of suicide Childhood abuse, neglect or trauma ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Stressful life events, like rejection, divorce, financial crisis, or other life transition or loss Prolonged stress, such as harassment, bullying, relationship problems or unemployment 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. + +