Dealing with Suicide

for teens

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The problem

The Statistics

Statistics show that the most common cause of death in teens is suicide, it results in 44000 deaths per year.
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Dealing With The Issue

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What to Do

According to an article found on helpguide.org you need to;

1. Promise to not do anything right now

2.Avoid drugs and alcohol

3.Make your home a safe place

4.Hope

5.Dont keep the feelings to yourself

(Authors: Jaelline Jaffe, Ph.D., Lawrence Robinson, and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D )

-These things are crucial to take these ensure your safety from this point on. Also if you are reading this out of concern for your child,friend, or spouse take these precautions for them.

Get Help

If you are feeling like you might do something to harm yourself or feeling suicidal, getting help/telling someone who cares is the number one priority. These feeling are serious and need attention. Suicidepreventionlifeline.org says to take these step to getting back to feeling yourself-

Find a Therapist or Support Group

Speaking to a therapist or attending a support group can help you work through your grief and improve your overall mental health. The following resources can help you find a psychologist, psychiatrist or support group near you.

Create a Safety Plan

Having a plan in place that can help guide you through difficult moments can make a difference and keep you safe.

Watch Stories of Hope and Recovery

Told through the voices of these individuals, their families, and the professionals in their support network, each inspiring story recounts one person's journey from a suicide attempt to the life of hope and recovery he/she is leading today

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