Teen Suicide: What Parents Need to Know

Teen Suicide: What Parents Need to Know

Is your teen at risk of suicide? While no teen is immune, there are factors that can make some adolescents more vulnerable than others. Understand how to tell if your teen might be suicidal and where to turn for help and treatment.

What makes teens vulnerable to suicide?

Many teens who attempt or die by suicide have a mental health condition. As a result, they have trouble coping with the stress of being a teen, such as dealing with rejection, failure, breakups and family turmoil. They might also be unable to see that they can turn their lives around — and that suicide is a permanent response, not a solution, to a temporary problem.

Teen Suicide Prevention Video - from the Mayo Clinic

Resources

Crisis text line: 741741
Nord Crisis line: 1-800-888-6161
Bellefaire has School Based Counselors available in our District
Guidance Counselors & Staff