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About Suicide

About Suicide introduces some concepts and data important to understanding the problem of suicidal behavior.

Scope of the Problem

A summary of the suicide data on suicide for the United States

Risk and Protective Factors

An introduction to risk and protective factors, two important concepts for understanding the types of people who are at risk for suicide.

Warning Signs for Suicide

Behaviors that may indicate that a person is at immediate risk for suicide.


Definitions of terms commonly used in the field of suicide and suicide prevention.