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  • A prior suicide attempt
  • Experiencing a serious personal loss
  • Family history of suicide
  • History of abuse, abusiveness, or family violence
  • Severe depressive episode
  • Long-term depression or other serious mental illness

  • Having a dual diagnosis (i.e., mental illness and substance abuse)
  • Using/abusing alcohol, drugs, or other substances
  • Having a disabling and/or chronic illness and/or severe pain
  • Being arrested, jailed, or imprisoned

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