Teens often face a host of stressors and confusing feelings as they grow through the adolescent years. The emotions associated with puberty, self-doubt, confusion about the future, family problems, and school pressures can sometimes seem overwhelming.
Recent statistics show that suicide is the third leading cause of death among persons aged 10–14 and the second among persons aged 15–34 years. But suicidal behavior is not a normal response to stress. Mental health professionals claim that most teen suicide victims have a mental health disorder, a history of substance abuse, or both.
When suicide risks are acknowledged and warning signs are heeded, many teens in distress can learn that the feelings that led them to consider suicide are treatable and that there is hope for the future.
Suicide Information for Teens, 3rd Edition
Suicide Information for Teens, Third Edition, provides updated information about suicide risks, causes, and prevention. It includes:
- Discussion on mental health disorders and life-threatening behaviors linked to suicide risk, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse, and self-injury
- Suggestions for recognizing suicide warning signs
- An explanation of the most commonly used treatments for suicidal ideation, including counseling and medications
- A section on suicide loss which addresses the complex grief experienced by those who are affected by a suicide death.
- A list of crisis hotlines
- A directory of additional resources for further information
Other Teen Health Series Resources
Readers seeking related information may wish to consult:
- Abuse and Violence Information for Teens, Second Edition
- Drug Information For Teens, Fourth Edition
- Mental Health Information for Teens, Fifth Edition (ready August 2017)
Available Online and in Print
Suicide Information for Teens, 3rd Edition is available online as part of your print purchase. Find out more at www.omnigraphics.com.