- Every 100 minutes a teen takes their own life.
- Females attempt suicide more than 3 times as often as males; however, males die by suicide more than four times as often as females.
- Four out of five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs.
The following signs MAY indicate immediate risk:
- Expressing hopelessness about the future
- Displaying severe/overwhelming pain or distress
- Showing worrisome behavioral cues or marked changes in behavior including withdrawal from friends or changes in social activities
- Anger or hostility
- Changes in sleep
- Talking about, writing about, or making plans for suicide
- Experiencing stressful situations including those that involve loss, change, or create personal humiliation
- Getting into trouble at home, school, or with the law can act as a trigger for suicide for youth already at risk
What to Do if You’re Worried About Suicide; A parent’s guide to helping a child in distress
Teens and Suicide - What Parents Should Know
Talking to Your Kid About Suicide
|National Institute of Mental Health|
|American Foundation for Suicide Prevention|
|The Jason Foundation
The Parent Resource Program
|Psychology Benefits Society
7 Essential Steps Parents Can Take to Prevent Teen Suicide
|Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide|