What are the significant contributors to suicide?

Updated: Jul 26, 2021
  • Author: Stephen Soreff, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Depression, isolation, previous suicide attempts, substance abuse, and serious mental illness rank as highly significant contributors to suicide. Swift and decisive interventions based on a thorough assessment can save lives. Preventing a person's suicide death, however, is only the first step in the treatment of the suicidal patient.

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