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Risk Factors For Suicide

Research has found that about 90% of individuals who die by suicide experience mental illness. A number of other things may put a person at risk of suicide, including:

  • A family history of suicide.
  • Substance abuse. Drugs and alcohol can result in mental highs and lows that exacerbate suicidal thoughts.
  • Intoxication. More than one in three people who die from suicide are found to be currently under the influence.
  • Access to firearms.
  • A serious or chronic medical illness.
  • Gender. Although more women than men attempt suicide, men are four times more likely to die by suicide.
  • A history of trauma or abuse.
  • Prolonged stress.
  • Isolation.
  • Age. People under age 24 or above age 65 are at a higher risk for suicide.
  • A recent tragedy or loss.
  • Agitation and sleep deprivation.

 

Nami National Alliance on Mental Illness

Crisis Resources

If you or someone you know is an emergency, call 911 immediately.

If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficulty or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255)

If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line.

Mental Health First Aid Oct.26 & 27

This is a A free Mental Health First Aid course, which will be offered through Greenwich Hospital at their Rye Brook (NY) location on Oct 26 & 27. 

Key Focus:

  • The prevalence of mental illnesses in the U.S.
  • The potential warning signs of the most common mental health disorders.
  • A 5 step action plan to assist an individual in crisis.
  • Resources available to help someone with a mental health problem.

MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS!

 

Sponsored by the Community Health Improvement Partnership

Free, but “must register” by calling 203.863.4444 (Limited Space)

Facilitated by Judith Stonger, MA, CPP, CARC – Vice President of Prevention, Wellness and Recovery at Wheeler Clinic