Many young people face high levels of stress and confusion, along with family problems. When you throw in raging hormones, it sometimes seems more than a teen can handle. Perhaps it’s not surprising that teen suicide is increasingly common. In fact, suicide is the third leading cause of death among people between the ages of 10 and 24, with about 4,400 lives lost each year. Males comprise 84% of all suicides.
However, attempted suicides greatly outnumber suicides. Because males often choose more violent methods in their attempts, they are often more successful. But females may attempt suicide more often than males. In 2009, 6.3% of high school students (grades 9-12) attempted suicide. Of those, 8.1% were female, 4.6% were male.
If you have ever seriously contemplated suicide it’s important to take this very seriously. Contact a trusted adult or a mental health professional immediately. It’s also important to know the suicide risk factors, so you can help yourself, a friend, or a family member if suicide ever becomes an issue. READ MORE HERE
- ONE PERSON EVERY 16 MINUTES DIES FROM SUICIDE IN THE UNITED STATES ALONE.
- MORE THAN 30,000 PEOPLE COMPLETE SUICIDE ANNUALLY IN THE UNITED STATES.
- 1600 OF THESE SUICIDES OCCUR IN HOSPITALS.
- SUICIDE CLAIMS MORE LIVES ANNUALLY THAN 3X’s THOSE LOST TO AIDS.
|Teen Suicide Warning Signs|
|Studies show that 4 out of 5 teen suicide attempts have been preceded by clear warning signs, make sure you know them. Keep reading to learn what teen suicide warning signs to look for, including warning signs or indications of a suicide plan. Teen Suicide Warning Signs|
|Teen Alcohol Use|
|Alcohol is the drug most commonly used among teens. While most teens say they disapprove of heavy drinking, teen alcohol abuse still occurs. And alcohol is one of the risk factors associated with teen suicide. Keep reading for more on teen alcohol use, abuse, and dependency. Teen Alcohol Use|
|Suicide Prevention Organizations|
|There is a strong movement to educate people on teen suicide and the warning signs. This article provides information on suicide prevention organizations such as mental health institutes, youth suicide prevention program, and a hotline for suicide crisis situations. Suicide Prevention Organizations|
|Sites to Visit|
|A collection of sites to visit on the web relating to teen suicide prevention. Sites to Visit|