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Who is most likely to commit suicide?

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Suicide rates are highest in teens, young adults, and the elderly. White men over the age of 65 have the highest rate of suicide. Some groups are at greater risk, too, including people who have lost a spouse, have attempted suicide before or have family members who did, have been abused, have a substance abuse problem or a painful, disabling, or terminal illness, or work in certain professions, like police officers.

Although women are three times as likely to attempt suicide, men are far more likely to complete the act.

From: Recognizing Suicidal Behavior WebMD Medical Reference

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on March 2, 2018

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on March 2, 2018

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