Suicide is one of the leading causes of preventable death in our nation today. We lose an average of more than 113 young people each week to this tragedy that can be prevented.
Remember: Never be reluctant to get involved and always take any child/adolescent’s desire or intent to harm themselves seriously. If you suspect a young person of suicidal ideation, get them to professional help immediately. Suicide is Preventable.
You can get more resources about suicide at The Jason Foundation.
Four out of five teens who attempt suicide give clear warning signs.
Warning Signs of suicidal ideation include, but are not limited, to the following:
Along with these warning signs, there are certain Risk Factors that can elevate the possibility of suicidal ideation.
If you have concerns about a friend, please talk to your school counselor or a trusted adult immediately.
Parents, if you observe any of the common warning signs of suicide or depression in your child, it is healthy to calmly express your feelings and concerns. School counselors and Student and Family Advocates are available to assist and help with finding support for you and your child.