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Teen Specific Pre-Suicidal Indicators

Talking about suicide Any talk about suicide, dying, or self-harm, such as "I wish I hadn't been born," "If I see you again..." and "I'd be better off dead." Seeking out lethal means Seeking access to guns, pills, knives, or other objects that could be used in a suicide attempt....

Warning Behaviours in teens

VERBAL SIGNS (What your friend might be saying.) Direct statements:"I want to die.""I don't want to live anymore." Indirect statements:"I want to go to sleep and never wake up.""You’ll be sorry when I'm gone.""It'll be over soon.""I want the pain to end." BEHAVIORAL SIGNS (What your friend might be doing.)1....

Teen specific additional warning signs

Additional warning signs that a teen may be considering suicide: Change in eating and sleeping habits Withdrawal from friends, family, and regular activities Violent or rebellious behaviour, running away Drug and alcohol use Unusual neglect of personal appearance Persistent boredom, difficulty concentrating, or a decline in the quality of schoolwork...

Situations that may increase suicide risks

1. The break-up of a romantic relationshipFor an adolescent the loss of such a relationship is traumatic in many cases. His or her world has come crashing down. Behind many a macho exterior or sour grapes attitude is a sensitive and hurting young person. Trite expressions like "Things will get...

Teen specific Risk Factors

Teenage suicide is a serious and growing problem. The teenage years can be emotionally turbulent and stressful. Teenagers face pressures to succeed and fit in. They may struggle with self-esteem issues, self-doubt, and feelings of alienation. For some, this leads to suicide. Depression is also a major risk factor for...