Teen Suicide Rates

The biggest leading cause of death between ages 14 & 24 is suicide. Suicide prevention is popularly talked about so people are aware of warning signs.

Why do a high number of teens commit suicide?

Causes are often not talked about but are usually caused by chemical imbalances in the brain, stressors, and the death of a close family member or friend.

Suicide among young adults or college students often occur because of failure in school due to an overwhelming amount of work, or drug and alcohol addiction. Many young adults do not know how to get help.

How to get help

Find a trusted adult, teacher, friend, family member, and tell them what's been going on in your life. They can lead you in the right direction and help to fix whatever is going on that is causing so much stress.

Getting to know yourself mentally and emotionally is hard but needs to be done. Only you know if you need help. The only way to get help is to figure out yourself whats normal and not in your life.

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2015/05/26/heed-the-warning-signs-of-teen-suicide-experts-say