Causal risk factors

Causal factors for suicide include different mental illnesses or symptoms of being mentally unwell.

While not all people who suicide have a mental illness, there is a very strong relationship between mental health problems and suicide. Some studies have shown that as many as 70% of people who think about suicide and act on it have a mental health problem.

Therefore, mental health is one of the most important risk factors to consider and deal with … that is to manage the risk.