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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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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.
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