ESSAY - How an suicide be prevented?
Suicide can be prevented in a number of ways. Identifying risk factors which include mood disorder, drug abuse, parental separation, and family turmoil. Identifying risk factors may involve reports from teachers, friends, or family, programs for suicide prevention, 24-hour hotlines, and medical tests. After one or more of the risk factors is identified then they should have a psychiatric evaluation. Removal of lethal means form the individuals home, support 24-hour contact, and a contract for the individual not to hurt themself can also help prevent suicide.