According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the third leading cause of death among persons aged 10-14 and the second leading cause of death among persons 15-34. If you are concerned about yourself or someone else, tell a school administrator, counselor or trusted adult. DON'T keep this a secret! GET HELP!
ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IN CRISIS?
You are not alone, and help is available. If you are located within the U.S., visit The Lifeline
What You Need to Know
- Suicide is a complicated behavior. It is not caused by a single event such as a bad grade, an argument, or the breakup of a relationship.
- In 90% of suicides there is an underlying, treatable mental disorder like depression or substance abuse.
- Mental disorders affect the way people feel and prevent them from thinking clearly and rationally. Having a mental disorder is nothing to be ashamed of, and help is available.
- The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention lists the risk factors for suicide and frequently asked questions.
- Tips for PARENTS
Linked Resources for Students and Families
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline