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Teen Suicide. A preoccupation that is focused on causing one’s own death voluntarily. Definition. Suicide is the third leading cause of death in 15 – 24 year olds and 10 – 14 year olds For ever 1 completed suicide – there are 25 attempted suicides

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Teen suicide

Teen Suicide


Definition

  • A preoccupation that is focused on causing one’s own death voluntarily.

Definition


Statitistics

  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death in 15 – 24 year olds and 10 – 14 year olds

  • For ever 1 completed suicide – there are 25 attempted suicides

  • Males are four times more likely to die from Suicide than females

  • Females are more likely to attempt suicide than males

Statitistics


Risk factors

  • One of more diagnosable mental or substance abuse disorders

  • Impulsive behaviors

  • Undesirable life events or recent losses (death, divorce)

  • Family history of mental abuse

  • Family history of suicide attempt

  • Firearms in the home

  • Incarceration

  • Exposure to the suicidal behavior – family, peers, media

Risk Factors


Warning signs

  • Warning signs for teen depression:

    • feelings of sadness or hopelessness

    • declining school performance

    • loss of pleasure/interest in social and sports activities

    • sleeping too little or too much

    • changes in weight or appetite

    • nervousness, agitation or irritability

    • substance abuse

Warning Signs


Prevention help

  • Steps teens can take:

    • Take your friend's behavior and discussion of suicide seriously.

    • Encourage your friend to seek professional help, accompany if necessary.

    • Talk to an adult you trust. Don't be alone in helping your friend.

Prevention - Help


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