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What are the Signs of Adolescent Suicide?

Suicides among young people in the US have increased dramatically in the recent years. Each year, thousands of 
teenagers commit suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds.

Adolescents experience strong feelings of stress, confusion, self-doubt, pressure to succeed, financial uncertainty, and 
other fears while growing up. Most of these stresses are unavoidable and worrying about them is normal.

But pay attention if you’re feeling extremely sad, hopeless, or worthless. These are warning signs that something could 
be wrong.
If you are thinking that suicide might be a solution, you need to get help right away. If you are not feeling this way, but 
have a friend who is, you need to help him or her get help. Suicidal feelings are treatable by a mental health 
professional.