Risk and Resiliency Factors

Risk Factors Resiliency Factors
  • Depression often experienced as a sense of hopelessness, rage, or hostility
  • Recent breakup or divorce
  • Post-traumatic Stress / PTSD
  • Current suicidal thoughts, intent, plan, access to means
  • Previous suicide attempt or attempts
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Previous mental health challenges
  • Impulsivity / Poor self-control
  • Recent loss - physical, financial, personal
  • Recently discharged
  • Family history of suicide
  • History of abuse (physical, sexual, or emotional)
  • Other health problems, especially worsening symptoms
  • Over 65 years of age or young adults, unmarried, white, male, living alone
  • Legal or administrative problems
  • Positive therapeutic relationships
  • Positive coping skills
  • Having close family or community connections
  • Spirituality
  • Grounding tools like those offered in the PTSD Coach Application and Seeking Safety manual are helpful in gaining control over pain (See resource page).
  • Reaching out for help when you need it like calling texting, or engaging in e-mail chat with the Veteran's Crisis Line.
  • Veteran's Crisis Line : (800)273-8255
    • Veterans press 1
    • Non veterans should also use this line.