Suicide is a serious public health problem; however it can be prevented with timely, evidence-based and often low-cost interventions. [1]

There isn’t a single cause for suicide. Most often, it occurs when stressors exceed the current coping abilities of individuals suffering from a mental health condition. Conditions like depression, anxiety, and substance abuse increase the risk for suicide, especially when unaddressed. Yet it’s important to note that most people who actively manage their mental health conditions lead fulfilled lives. [2]

Most suicidal individuals give warning signs or signals of their intentions. The best way to prevent suicide is to recognize these warning signs and know how to respond. [3]

Suicide warnings