Updates & Additional Resources
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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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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