A challenging current event can itself trigger suicidal thoughts and make it hard for people to cope – which is why it’s so important to look out for eachother.
In addition, the following scenarios are also things which put people at greater risk of having thoughts of suicide:
- Relationships and family problems
- Financial worries
- Job related stress
- Loneliness and isolation
- Alcohol or drug dependency (or heavy use)
These situations may not apply to everyone, but they are still useful to know