Youth Suicide Prevention

Risk Factors

  • Previous suicide attempt
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Feelings of hopelessness or isolation
  • Psychopathology (especially mood disorders)
  • Parental psychopathology
  • Substance abuse disorder (especially with comorbid mental health disorder)
  • Conduct disorders or disruptive behaviors
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • School problems
  • Exposure to suicidal behavior of friends or acquaintances, or in the media
  • Chronic physical illness
  • Being homeless/or having run away from home
  • Aggressive-impulsive behaviors
  • Life stressors such as interpersonal losses (relationship, social, work) and legal or disciplinary problems
  • Access to firearms or other means

Suicide Prevention Pamphlet (English)

Suicide Prevention Pamphlet (Spanish)