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Saving your child: Suicide prevention in teens

Saving your child: Suicide prevention in teens

Teens with suicidal thoughts and the desire to carry out those thoughts should be taken extremely seriously. Suicide prevention in teens should begin as soon as you begin to see the signs of suicidal ideation. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. It’s a growing health concern and you can help prevent it by knowing the signs of suicidal ideation and behavior. Suicide prevention in teens is not easy, but you can take steps to help your teen overcome their suicidal ideation.

Signs of suicidal ideation and behavior

Suicide is often a means of escape for people who feel as though life has become unbearable. Most teens who are suicidal display warning signs of their behavior before they carry out the act. Suicidal prevention in teens begins by recognizing those signs.

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