Samaritans of Merrimack Valley
SUICIDE PREVENTION &
POSTVENTION PROGRAMS
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Taking risk signs and warning factors seriously can help prevent suicides.

Suicide Risk Factors

SUICIDE RISK FACTORS


Many factors may combine to lead to a suicidal crisis, including:

  • Mental health and/orsubstance abuse challenges
  • Being male
  • Family history and/or exposure to suicide or mental health issues
  • Previous suicide attempt
  • Abuse (physical, drug, domestic)
  • Losses (family, friends, work, financial, etc.)
  • Being widowed, divorced or a suicide survivor
  • Aggressive or impulsive behavior
  • Lack of support structures
  • Poor help-seeking skills
  • Access to means for self-injury
  • Difficulties in dealing with sexual orientation
  • Physical illness
  • Family disruptions (divorce, problems with the law, a traumatic event)

 

SUICIDE CRISIS
HELP LINES

Confidential Crisis Help Line:
1-866-912-HOPE (toll free)
OR 978-327-6607

Samaritans Statewide Help Line:
1-877-870-4673 (HOPE)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
1-800-273-8255 (TALK)