Teen suicide: Risk factors, warning signs and prevention

Resources for teens and parents offering important information and support

Last Updated Aug 5, 2017 8:13 PM EDT

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 to 24.

If you or someone you know needs help, contact theNational Suicide Prevention Lifelineat 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or theLifeline crisis chat. In an emergency, call 911.


Sources: National Prevention Suicide Lifeline, National Alliance for Mental Illness


Source: Child Mind Institute


Here are just some of the many resources available online:

A parent's guide to helping a child in distress

Symptoms of depression in teenagers

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | Youth page

Suicide Safety on Social Media

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

JED Foundation

The Trevor Project

National Institute of Mental Health

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Healthy Children.org: Help stop teen suicide


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