Medication plays a role, too. Everyone I knew who attempted or committed suicide was already on medications of some sort. Everyone is on something these days, including children. I'm not talking about substance abuse, either. I'm talking about antidepressants and other drugs, prescribed by a doctor. Doctors hand them out like it's nothing and almost all of them come with depression and suicide warnings. Read your labels! Be careful of what you take and what you give to your kids. Even my daughter's asthma medicine comes with such warnings. Sometimes, they hurt more than help.