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Wear the color Blue on Wednesday

Reported by on 9/10/19

Wednesday: Wear the color Blue to show your awareness of self harm.

Fact: Suicide does not discriminate. People of all genders, ages, and ethnicities can be at risk. Suicidal behavior is complex and there is no single cause. In fact, many different factors contribute to someone making a suicide attempt. But people most at risk tend to share certain characteristics. The main risk factors for suicide are:

Depression, other mental disorders, or substance abuse disorder

Certain medical conditions

Chronic pain

A prior suicide attempt

Family history of a mental disorder or substance abuse

Family history of suicide

Family violence, including physical or sexual abuse

Having guns or other firearms in the home

Having recently been released from prison or jail

Being exposed to others' suicidal behavior, such as that of family members, peers, or celebrities

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