Objective: The aim of this study was to compare cognitive functions, hopelessness and insight in schizophrenia patients with and without suicide attempt and determine the predictive factors for suicide attempt. Methods: Fifty patients with DSM-IV diagnosis of schizophrenia were enrolled prospectively to the study, were categorized based on patient and interviewers as suicide attempters and non-suicide attempters. These groups were compared about depression, positive/negative symptoms, insight, hopelessness and cognitive functions. Results: In group suicide attempters' suicide ideation, hopelessness, insight and depression were higher than non-suicide attempters. Neuropsychological performance was better in patients with suicide attempt. Stroop test times were better, WCST perseverative responses, errors were better in patients with suicide attempt. Conclusion: According to our results patients with suicide attempt executive functions are better than patients without suicide attempt.