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How can my risk of suicide be reduced if I have bipolar disorder?

With effective care and treatment for bipolar disorder, the risk of suicide can be reduced. To reduce the chance of suicide, the treatment plan for those with Bipolar Disorder and comorbid substance abuse should include access to and ongoing relationships with healthcare professionals, strong connections to family and community support groups, restricted access to highly lethal means of suicide, and skills in problem solving and conflict resolution. All of these are important components in reducing the risk of suicide.

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