Reading the warning signs of suicide in a young person

Partners Post, January 2015

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people between 10 and 19 years of age. The good news is parents, teachers, and friends are in key positions to identify the warning signs in young people and to get them help.

Partners for Public Education has put together a new resource outlining suicide risk factors and warning signs in young people; it includes tips for how parents and caring adults can help.

One of the most important things you can do with the children in your life is lay the groundwork for good communications now — before a crisis situation or troubling event arises. You can begin to achieve this goal by communicating unconditional love and letting your kids know they can talk to you about anything.

For more information on suicide risk factors, warning signs, and action steps, read Partners' new resource, Suicide Prevention: Getting children the help they need.

 

 

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