There are many factors that can help increase or decrease the risk of suicide in a given individual. Recognizing these factors is important in the ability to prevent suicide.
This list is not necessarily exhaustive and the important thing is that people worried about themselves or others call us.
1. Predisposing factors are elements of the past that can make the person more vulnerable
2. The contributing factors amplify the fragility of the individual (substance abuse, unstable social environment).
3. Heavy factors are elements that can trigger a suicidal idea or behavior. They are grouped according to periods of life.
In the elderly
Just as risk factors must be taken into consideration, certain individual characteristics must be recognized. These characteristics imply more vulnerable populations.