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Suicidal Thought and Behavior

Suicides among young people are a serious problem. Each year in the U.S., thousands of youth commit suicide. . In 2013, suicide was the second leading cause of death for 15-to-24-year-olds, and a major cause of death for 5-to-14-year-olds.

Teenagers experience emotional turmoil while growing up. For some teens, family changes and moves can be very distressing and can ruin self esteem. For some youth, suicide may appear to be the only solution to their problems.  Depression and suicidal feelings are treatable.  Effective help is available to help with these problems.

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Depression and suicidal thoughts are two of the most frightening things a person can face in their lifetime. Unfortunately, acting on those suicidal thoughts is a far too common scenario for many across the world, including students. In fact, suicide is the second-leading cause of death for those between the ages of 15 and 24.
This guide is dedicated to helping those who are suffering or have suffered from depression, suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts. It is also designed for concerned friends and family members who might be worried that someone they love will experience death by suicide. Finally, it is meant for students, so that they might spot the warning signs of suicide in others – or in themselves – and find the proper resources.

The information presented at this site is for general use only and is not intended to provide personal advice or substitute for the advice of a qualified professional. If you have questions about the information presented here, please consult a physician, the resources listed, or other professional in your area.

Resources:

U.S. Teens Contemplate Suicide

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Understanding Suicide – Student Suicide & Depression Awareness Guide | LearnPsychology.org

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