Teen Suicide Symptoms

What to look for, and how to help someone

Suicide Symptoms

There are seven main symptoms someone may show if they might be considering suicide, which include:

-A drop in grades

-Frequent boredom

-Intolerance of any personal praise of rewards

-Drug and alcohol abuse

-Frequent pains and physical complaints

-Withdrawal from extracurricular activities

-Shifts in eating and sleeping patterns

Other Facts

4 out of every 5 teen that commits suicide showed clear warning signs that went ignored.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among the ages 10-24.

In the year 2013, someone died of suicide every 12.8 minutes.


You can help someone who may be considering suicide by comforting them, talking to them, or seeking professional help for them.


You can get more information here: http://www.teensuicidestatistics.com/


Sources:

https://www.afsp.org/understanding-suicide/facts-and-figures

http://jasonfoundation.com/prp/facts/youth-suicide-statistics/

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