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
TEEN SUICIDE RISK FACTORS
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
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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