A history of one or more suicide attempts is the strongest predictor for future suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and completed suicide. Almost two thirds of those who die by suicide had a previous attempt which makes it a serious risk factor.
Charles had a previous attempt that I didn’t know to classify as one. He had told me that he took a bunch of pills and didn’t know why he did it and he was both surprised and glad he woke up the next morning.
Was that a suicide attempt? It was.
I asked mental health professionals about it to … Read more...