Suicide Suicide Risks. Depression is a major risk factor for suicide. Deep feelings of hopelessness and emotional pain that is associated with depression often makes suicide seem like the only way to escape the pain. Continued thoughts of death or suicide are a serious symptom of depression. For this assignment, you are to research some of the common risk factors for suicide in our society. As part of your paper, discuss what role does depression plays in suicide in regards to one’s age, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status? What you would say or do in response to someone you know who is having difficulties with interpersonal style, emotional regulation, or impulse control. How would you react to someone who was threatening suicide in an overly dramatic way? Your paper should be two to three pages (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA. You must utilize at least two (2) resources that were published within the last five years to support your conclusions. All sources must be cited according to APA format.