suicide prevention

And what to do with it.

The Public.

  1. Suicide is a major public health problem in many industrialised countries, but there is little evidence of the effectiveness of prevention programmes.
  2. More young people survive suicide attempts than actually die. A nationwide survey of youth in grades 9–12 in public and private schools in the United States (U.S.) found that 16% of students reported seriously considering suicide, 13% reported creating a plan, and 8% reporting trying to take their own life in the 12 months preceding the survey.

Disorders don't help.

  1. Psychiatric disorders are the most significant risk factor for youth suicide, with over 90% of victims found (sometimes post mortem) to have at least 1 mental health disorder.
  2. Suicide risk factors among Aboriginal youth may differ from those influencing non-Aboriginals; however, substantial scientifically valid data regarding these issues are lacking,and there is a great need for rigorous research in this area.

Risk factors of why people commit suicide.

  1. Alcohol or drug abuse.
  2. easy access to lethal methods.
  3. incarceration.
  4. family history or suicide.
  5. history of depression or other mental illness.


  1. The top three categories for teens and death are homicide, car accidents, and suicide.
  2. Suicide is a serious public health problem that affects even young people. For youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death.

How to tell.

  1. complain of being a bad person.
  2. become cheerful after a long period of depression.
  3. puts there affairs in order, gives away important belongings,
  4. withdrawal from friends and family and regular activities.
  5. change in eating and sleeping habits.

How to help them.

  1. Help them to be able to open up from what is bothering them.
  2. Try not to put them on anti depression medication.
  3. Give them all your attention when they need it or are trying to get there emotions out.
Teen Suicide Prevention

How to help people that are close to you with this problem.

  1. recognize your own boundaries.
  2. Be direct with them don't keep things in tell them how you feel about them.
  3. if nothing else absolutely works then get professional help immediately.

When they need you be there for them.

  1. If your friend tells them they need you there for them alot then thats a warning sign that they are haveing problems within or there family and be there for them has soon has possible and let them know that you care for them.
  2. Encourage your friend to let you help them out, encourage them let out there feelings to you.
  3. timing is the most important part it is very crucial that you tim things just right when to talk about them with them.

How to help your self.

Make sure you help your self in the process.

  1. tell some one you trust like a parent or a teacher or a Sunday school teacher
  2. Do things that you enjoy to do while helping them through the process
  3. Do things with them like sports, hang out, go for walks, just show them that you care for them.


It is important that you know that no matter what they chose to do it is not your fault that you did your best to help them out with there problem.

If they do not want your help or to help themselves then it is NOT YOUR FAULT at all.