As a parent or caregiver, you can play a major role in identifying if a young person is considering suicide. The teen years are an extremely stressful time for many children. Untreated mental illness, especially depression, is the leading cause for suicide. Many people who die by suicide suffer from untreated or poorly treated depression resulting from difficult life experiences.
What’s behind the rise in youth suicides?
What’s behind the rise in youth suicides? - CBS News
Suicide, taking your own life, is a tragic reaction to stressful life situations — and all the more tragic because suicide can be prevented. Whether you're considering suicide or know someone who feels suicidal, learn suicide warning signs and how to reach out for immediate help and professional treatment. You may save a life — your own or someone else's. It may seem like there's no way to solve your problems and that suicide is the only way to end the pain. But you can take steps to stay safe — and start enjoying your life again. If you're feeling overwhelmed by thoughts of not wanting to live or you're having urges to attempt suicide, get help now. Warning signs aren't always obvious, and they may vary from person to person.
Teen Suicide Rates, Statistics, and Facts
This was the largest increase in 15 years. While statistics tell us one portion of the story, the pain and suffering of those contemplating suicide tell us the more important part. Any Christian teen thinking about suicide probably feels separated from God, like His voice is silent.
You may have heard that people who talk about suicide won't actually go through with it. That's not true. People who talk about suicide may be likely to try it. If you have a friend who's talking about suicide or showing other warning signs, don't wait to see if they start to feel better.