Risk Factors

  • Diagnosis of Depression
  • Previous suicide attempt
  • Family history of suicide
  • Loss of job, home, money
  • Death or terminal illness of a loved one
  • Divorce or loss of major, significant relationship
  • Loss of health, either real or imagined
  • Someone close to the person has completed suicide
  • Recent disappointment or rejection
  • Being expelled from school/fired from job
  • Sudden loss of freedom/fear of punishment
  • Victim of assault or bullying
  • Questioning gender

There is hope

If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or alone, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).  Your call will be directed to a local crisis center where a trained counselor will answer.  All calls are free and confidential.