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01 Aug 2007

Before you pull the trigger . . .
Attempted Suicides

No national surveillance data on attempted suicide are available; however, reliable scientific research has found that:

There are an estimated eight to 25 attempted suicides to one completion; the ratio is higher in women and youth and lower in men and the elderly.

The strongest risk factors for attempted suicide in adults are depression, alcohol abuse, cocaine use, and separation or divorce.

The strongest risk factors for attempted suicide in youth are depression, alcohol or other drug use disorder, and aggressive or disruptive behaviors.

The majority of suicide attempts are expressions of extreme distress that need to be addressed, and not just a harmless bid for attention. A suicidal person should not be left alone and needs immediate mental health treatment.

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01 Jan 0001

Sorry, but this is becoming obsessional rather than helpful. Cool it. I will be deleting some of your posts, as you are currently overloading and dominating the forum.
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