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Youth Suicide: Warning Signs

Why Should We Be Concerned?

Suicidal Intent: Warning Signs

Attitudes: (Depression is a killer emotion)

Life Circumstances: (Youthful suicides feel overwhelmed by life)

What Should People Know About Suicidal Warning Signs?

Young people go through a number of changes and may express broad mood swings as part of normal development. One warning sign may not be a clear indication of suicidal intention. But a pattern of hopeless feeling about self and a sense of helplessness in the face of stressors and life challenges should be discussed openly. Setbacks may become crises for vulnerable young people.