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Wellness Center

Understanding Risk Factors and Warning Signs of Suicide

Understanding a Suicidal Student

Because every individual is unique, there is no single reason why a student commits suicide.  However, there are several factors that may contribute to a student having suicidal thoughts.  These include:

Warning Signs of Someone Considering Suicide

At least 70% of people who commit suicide give some clue about their intentions before making an attempt.  The most effective way to prevent suicide is to know the warning signs:


Wellness Center
Loyola University Chicago · 6439 N. Sheridan Road, Suite 311, Chicago, IL 60626
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