Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

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A Program of the ATS

Risk Factors

The first step in preventing suicide is to identify and understand the risk factors. A risk factor is anything that increases the likelihood that persons will harm themselves. However, risk factors are not necessarily causes. Research has identified the following risk factors for suicide.


Associated pages

History of Mental Disorders, Especially Depression
History of Substance Abuse
Access to a Firearm
Previous Suicide Attempt(s)
Cultural and Personal Beliefs