Teen Suicide

Signs and Symptoms, Where to turn to, and What to do

Contemplating Suicide

Signs and Symptoms

1. Talking about suicide

2. Seeking out lethal means

3. Unusual focus on death

4. No hope for the future

5. Self- hatred

6. Getting affairs in order

7. Saying goodbye

8. With drawing from others

9. Self destructive behavior

10. Sudden sense of calm

If you are contemplating suicide please look for help from these sources:
1. Suicide Prevention Resource Center

1-800-273- TALK

2. Mental Health Association of Center Carolina's, inc.


3. Reach out.com

800- 448- 3000

4. Mecklink Suicide Help

704- 336- 6404

5. Partners- Suicide Prevention Service

(888) 235- 4673

What to do if you know someone is contemplating suicide

Never take suicide warning sides lightly or promise to keep them a secret

Remain calm and ask the youth directly if he or she is contemplating suicide

Reassure them that there is help and they will not feel like this forever

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth between the ages of 10- 19.

Parents, teachers, friends, siblings need to notice the signs of youth contemplating suicide and get help.