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Youth Suicide Prevention

  • According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide (i.e., taking one's own life) 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.

    Risk Factors:
    History of previous suicide attempts
    Family history of suicide
    History of depression or other mental illness
    Alcohol or drug abuse
    Stressful life event or loss
    Easy access to lethal methods
    Exposure to the suicidal behavior of others
    Incarceration 

    Resources for Help:

    Crisis telephone line
    1-800-568-1112 

    *School Counselor
    *Physician/health care providers 
    Mental health specialist
    Private clinics and facilities

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