suicide- the act of intentionally taking ones own life

Alienation- feeling isolated and separated from everyone else

Cluster Suicides-a chain of suicides among teens

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suicide statistics

-6.3% to 7.8% deaths over the last three years

-Suicide takes the lives of about 30,000 americans every year

-Between 1952 and 1995, suicide in young adults nearly tripled

-The 11th leading cause of death in the US is suicide

-In 2008 the suicide rate was 13.6 per 100,000 population

Warning signs

-Direct statements such as I wish I was dead

-Indirect statements such as I can't take it anymore

-Suicide threats

-Writing death poems or stories

-Withdrawal from friends

-Dramatic changes in personality or appearance

-Impulsive or unusual behaviors

-Negative self evaluation

-Deterioration in schoolwork

-Give away personal belongings

-Substance abuse

-Persistent boredom

-Violent actions

How you can help

-Initiate a meaningful conversation

-Show support and ask questions

-Try to persuade the person to seek help

-Tell a trusted adult

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