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Teen Suicide: The Preventable Tragedy

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Pro-Suicide Websites

Whether it is in the news, on TV, or even in film, we are coming to face the true dangers of the Internet when it comes to suicide. Those who want others to urge them on via pro-suicide chat, those who want fool-proof methods for killing themselves, and even those who want to get away with murder and make it appear like suicide are all enabled by Pro-Suicide Websites. In an age of economic downfall and the disintegration of nuclear and extended family, it is a challenge for even the healthiest of us to keep our heads up and remain hopeful. For those experiencing additional physical, emotional, psychological, legal, or financial issues, suicide seems to float in with the promise of relief. And, with others out there promoting it as a solution, suicide has lost the taboo with inhibited action for centuries. For one such perspective, review the article.

 

Resources for the General Public

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center

Teen Suicide: Out of Sight Is Not Out of Mind

Sentinel For School Safety: Video by the Students of Bend/La Pine School District

Breaking The Silence: School Suicide And Prevention Video

 

Resources for Clinicians

Fact Sheet: Suicide Prevention

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Facts and Data on Teen Suicide

Fact sheet on suicide: adolescents and young adults - National Adolescent Health Information Center (2006)

Suicide in the US: Facts about suicide and suicide prevention among teens and young adults

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Pre-Teen Suicide

Suicide Among Pre-adolescents

Suicidal Behavior in Children and Adolescents

Suicidal Behavior in Children Younger Than Twelve: A Diagnostic Challenge for Emergency Department Personnel

Suicide Prevention, Children Ages 10 to 19 Years

Warning Signs of Suicide in Children and Teens-Topic Overview

 

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