- Patient Comments: Suicide - Causes
- Patient Comments: Suicide - Symptoms and Signs
- Patient Comments: Suicide - Treatment
- Suicide facts
- What is suicide?
- What are the effects of suicide?
- What are some possible causes of suicide?
- What are the risk factors and protective factors for suicide?
- What are the signs and symptoms for suicidal behavior?
- How are suicidal thoughts and behaviors assessed?
- What is the treatment for suicidal thoughts and behaviors?
- How can people cope with suicidal thoughts?
- How can people cope with the suicide of a loved one?
- Where can people get help?
Quick GuideMedical Ethics Pictures Slideshow: Physicians' Top Ethical Dilemmas
Where can people get help?
American Association of Suicidology
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network (SPAN)
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
How to best assess the risk of someone committing suicide continues to be an elusive challenge for health professionals, so this is an appropriate goal for future research. The best way to achieve the balance between using psychiatric medication to treat any underlying conditions that may result in suicidal thoughts and the potential side effects of those medications is an ongoing issue in suicide prevention.
Medically reviewed by Ashraf Ali, MD; American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology with subspecialty in Child & Adolescent
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