Preventing Suicide in Youth: What Parents Need to Know
Article from infoaboutkids.org
Suicide and addiction or substance abuse can go hand in hand. From the article:
Why it’s important to talk about mental health and suicide
Suicide has been in the news with several high profile celebrity deaths. Rates of youth suicide have increased 58% since 2007 and rates of suicide among 10-14 year old girls has nearly tripled in that time. Suicide is now the second leading cause of death in the United States for kids ages 10-19.
- Approximately 1 out of every 6 high school students has considered suicide in the past year
- Suicide affects people of every race, religious background, and income level
- Kids need to know the warning signs of suicide and how to get help if needed
- The earlier a mental health issue is identified, the sooner treatment and recovery can begin"