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Suicide and Suicidal Thoughts Directory

Suicide is a major cause of death in the United States. Many see suicide as a way to end pain and feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness. Risk factors for suicide include a family history of suicide or suicide attempts, an alcohol or drug problems, and depression or other mental conditions. Often, suicidal people do not seek help, so friends or family who suspect something is wrong should seek help on that person's behalf. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about why people attempt or think about suicide and how you can help or get help.

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