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Can suicide be prevented?

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People who receive support from caring friends and family and who have access to mental health services are less likely to act on their suicidal impulses than are those who are socially isolated.

Research suggests that the best way to prevent suicide is to know the risk factors, be alert to the signs of depression and other mental disorders, recognize the warning signs for suicide, and intervene before the person can complete the process.

From: Recognizing Suicidal Behavior WebMD Medical Reference

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on March 2, 2018

SOURCE:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on March 2, 2018

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