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The Facts




Choose Life - Warning Signs

The number of teen suicides is growing in the US which merits you being alarmed. These are the numbers that WE ALL must deal with and overcome. Read HERE for the statistics concerning teen suicides. To download the FREE expanded list of risk factors and warning signs, click here.

Causes/Contributors to teen suicides

  • History of previous suicide attempts. 20% to 50% of people who kill themselves have previously attempted suicide.
  • Family history of suicide
  • History of depression or other mental illness. 90% of people who kill themselves have a diagnosable and treatable psychiatric illness such as depression, bipolar depression or some other depressive illness such as Schizophrenia; alcohol or drug abuse; PTSD or other anxiety disorder; bulimia or anorexia nervosa; personality disorders especially borderline or antisocial disorders, reports the AFSP [American Foundation for Suicide Prevention]
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Stressful life event or loss
  • Easy access to lethal methods (access to guns, pills, etc)
  • Exposure to the suicidal behavior of others
  • Early sexual activity
  • Bullying? Or are these included in "stressful life event or loss? How about puberty? Is just getting through puberty itself a contributing risk factor? How much at-risk are girls with anorexia?]
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Warning Signs for Teen Suicides

  • Appearing depressed or sad most of the time. (Untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide.)
  • Has attempted suicide before.
  • Begins to give away sentimental possessions.
  • Plans ways to kill himself.
  • Spends time online interacting with people who glamorize suicide, maybe even form suicide pacts.
  • Talking or writing about death or suicide, disappearing, jumping even in a joking manner.
  • Death of someone close to the teenager
  • Experiencing divorce, separation, broken relationships. damage to self-confidence and self-esteem; loss of interest in friends, hobbies.
  • The suicide of a friend or someone he or she "knows" online
  • Feeling alienated. Expresses worries that nobody cares about him or her.
  • Feeling hopeless, helpless, worthless.
  • Abusing drugs or alcohol.
  • Dramatic changes in personality and behavior, poor concentration in school and routine tasks
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