Risk Factors

Risk Factors

These are things that increase the potential for a person’s suicide.

Barriers to accessing mental health treatment

Major illness


Previous suicide attempts

Untreated depression, hopelessness, helplessness

Job or Financial loss, personal security

Relationship breakup

Significant others who have completed suicide

Access to lethal means (i.e; guns, pills, etc)

Family disruption

Sexual, mental or physical abuse