What is the role of marital status in the development of suicidal behaviors?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Stephen Soreff, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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A number of other factors are closely linked to suicide, including marital status, perceived/actual incarceration, lack of exposure to daylight, and even geographic altitude.

Marital status

People who are married are less suicidal than are those who are single, divorced, or widowed. Isolated individuals are at greater risk for suicide than are those involved with others and their community.


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