According to the CDC’s 2018 Vital Signs about Suicide, 54% of people who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition. 😮
It’s dangerous to assume that just because someone is not in counseling, or diagnosed with a mental health condition, that they can’t experience suicidal thinking.
Here are 12 warning signs of suicidal thinking in teens:
Feeling like a burden
Feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
Increased substance use
Looking for a way to access lethal means
Increased anger or rage
Extreme mood swings
Sleeping too little or too much
Talking or posting about wanting to die
Making plans for suicide
If you are considering killing yourself, or experiencing thoughts or urges to complete suicide, there is help! Talking helps.
CRISIS TEXT LINE: text anything to 741741
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE (US): call 1-800-273-8255
TREVOR PROJECT LIFELINE (LGBTQ+ youth): call 1-866-488-7386
DEPRESSION HOPELINE: call 1-800-784-2433
NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE: call 1-800-656-4673
SUBSTANCE ABUSE HELPLINE: call 1-800-662-4357
DOMESTIC ABUSE HOTLINE: call 1-800-799-7233
OPTION LINE (pregnancy, abortion, and post-abortion): text "HELPLINE" to 313131
Want to connect with other teens who “get it”? Teen Girls Therapy Group is a weekly space where your teen girl can connect with others dealing with anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem. By talking and learning together, they learn to feel better about the relationships they have with themselves and others.
Apply for a spot now by calling 203-228-8971 or completing this form.