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 teen suicide.

    Other risk factors for teenage suicide include:

        Childhood abuse
        Recent traumatic event
        Lack of a support network
        Availability of means of suicide
        Hostile social or school environment
        Exposure to other teen suicides