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Suicide Risk Factors. (Policy & Practice).

Some nontraditional risk factors may to identify individuals who will choose lethal methods to attempt suicide, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say. They based their findings on 3 years of interviews with suicide survivors aged 13-34 years. Among their findings: People who choose potentially lethal suicide methods were more likely to drink within 3 hours of the attempt, to have moved within 12 months of the attempt, to have made the decision to attempt suicide impulsively, and to have sought help from family or friends rather than from professionals. More information is available at www.cdc.gov.
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Author:Peters, Sally
Publication:Clinical Psychiatry News
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 1, 2002
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