Suicide

 

 

This could be the most important call you ever make!
Call the Suicide Prevention Hotline. Let's talk about it.

 

If you or a friend need to talk with a counselor for help or for resources available in your area, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.


Together We Can Save Lives!

Suicide is one of the leading causes of preventable death in our nation today. We lose approximately 100 young people each week to this tragedy that can be prevented.

How can it be prevented you may ask?

The AnnMarie.Foundation believes that education is the key to prevention.

Our nation should be familiar with the warning signs associated with suicide, suicide facts & statistics, and how to find help for at-risk youth. Together, we can save lives!

Remember: Never be reluctant to get involved and always take any child/adolescent’s desire or intent to harm

themselves seriously. If you suspect a young person of suicidal ideation, get them to professional help immediately.


Suicide is Preventable.


Causes of teen suicide

There are several different factors that made lead a teenager to take his or her life, but the most common is depression. Feelings of hopelessness and anxiety, along with feelings of being trapped in a life that one can't handle, are very real contributors to teen suicide. In some cases, teenagers believe that suicide is the only way to solve their problems. The pressures of life seem too much to cope with, and some teenager look at suicide as a welcome escape.

Risk Factors For Youth Suicide

  • Divorceofparents.

  • Violence in the home.

  • Inability to find success at school.

  • Feelings of worthlessness.

  • Rejection by friends or peers.

  • Substance abuse.

  • Deathof someone close to the teenager.

  • The suicide of a friend or someone he or she "knows" online.

Signs To Look For

  • Talks about death and/or suicide (maybe even with a joking manner).

  • Plans ways to kill him or herself.

  • Expresses worries that nobody cares about him or her.

  • Has attempted suicide in the past.

  • Dramatic changes in personality and behavior.

  • Withdraws from interacting with friends and family.

  • Shows signs of depression.

  • Shows signs of a substance abuse problem.

  • Begins to act recklessly and engage in risk-taking behaviors.

  • Begins to give away sentimental possessions.

  • Spends time online interacting with people who glamorize suicide and maybe even form suicide pacts.