is the intentional ending of one's own life or attempts. Risk factors may include depression, previous attempts, alcohol/substance abuse, social support loss, rational thinking loss, chronic illness or hopelessness.

Anyone acutely suicidal should be hospitalized. Intensive outpatient follow-up and finding adequate social support is necessary. Anti-depressant medicines are helpful. There are numerous suicide hotlines to access such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

External Help Links referring to Suicide Prevention:

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