What activities are associated with potential suicide?

Updated: Jul 26, 2021
  • Author: Stephen Soreff, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Numerous activities are associated with suicidal potential, including the following:

  • Making a will

  • Getting the house and affairs together

  • Unexpectedly visiting friends and family members

  • Purchasing a gun, hose, or rope

  • Writing a suicide note

  • Visiting a primary care physician - A significant number of people see their primary care physician within 3 weeks before they commit suicide

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