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The following links contain information about suicide. Facts, statistics, and general information are covered on the pages below. For more information regarding youth suicide, please see the corresponding pages on The Jason Foundation website.
|2015 Youth Risk Behavioral Survey||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
|Protective Factors||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
|Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
|About Teen Suicide (For Parents)||Nemours Foundation|
|Teen suicide||familydoctor.org editorial staff|
|Suicide||teen Mental Health|
|Suicide among youth||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
|The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
After an Attempt
The following links contain information regarding what a person can or should do after a suicide attempt. There are many actions and words that can be detrimental to a person who has recently attempted suicide. It is important to be supportive of someone who has attempted suicide. Certain people close the person who attempted may be in need of support, as well.
|After an Attempt||US Department of Health & Human Services|
|Supporting Someone After a Suicide Attempt||Suicide Line|
|What Not to Say After An Attempt||LDSLiving|
|Providing Support After a Suicide Attempt||Beyond Blue|
Grief and Loss
It is normal for suicide survivors to experience grief and loss after the death of a loved one. There are many forms of grief and people cope differently. The links below provide information for a myriad of people who may be affected by suicide loss.
|Suicide grief: Healing after a loved one’s suicide||Mayo Clinic|
|Helping a Student Who Has Lost a Friend or Family Member to Suicide||University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center|
|Left Behind After a Suicide||Harvard Medical School|
|Beyond Surviving||Survivors of Suicide|
|Suicide Survivors Face Grief, Questions, Challenges||Harvard Medical School|
|Grief: Coping with reminders after a loss||Mayo Clinic|
|Communicating with Children After a Suicide||Support After Suicide|
|Talking to Your Kid About Suicide||Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide|
|What to Tell Children of a Loved One’s Suicide?||Speaking of Suicide|
|Understanding Survivors of Suicide Loss||Psychology Today|
|Bearing the Special Grief of Suicide||Suvivors of Suicide Loss|
Bullying has increasingly become a discussed topic in the discourse of suicides and suicide prevention. There are many studies and articles that have been written regarding bullying and how this can affect a young person. The links below contain information about bullying, cyberbullying, and how to protect children.
|Bullying||US Department of Health & Human Services|
|Bully-Proofing Your Kid||Kids Health|
|Helping Kids Deal With Bullies||Kids Health|
|Teaching Kids Not to Bully||Kids Health|
|How to Bully-Proof Your Children by Building Their Resilience||Psychology Today|
|Bully-proofing Your Kids||CNN|
Mental Health Issues
It has been estimated that 90% of the people who attempt suicide have an underlying mental health issue. Depression is one of the leading causes of suicide attempts in our nation. The links below will give you information regarding a plethora of mental health issues and how some of them relate to children or adolescents. The articles listed below were written by Federal and private institutions.
Alcohol and drug use, which clouds judgment, lowers inhibitions, and worsens depression, are associated with 50-67% of suicides. Substance abuse can be a stressor on a young person which can contribute to a youth’s anxiety and unhappiness. This may increase the likelihood of a suicide attempt.
|Underage Drinking||National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism|
|Teen Drug Abuse||Teen Drug Abuse|
|Heroin||National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens|
|Causes, Symptoms, and Effects of Heroin Abuse||Village Behavioral Health|
|Marijuana||National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens|
|Adolescents and Marijuana||Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute: University of Washington|
|Marijuana and Mental Health||Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute: University of Washington|
|Signs of Underage Alcohol Use||Too Smart to Start|
|Talking to your Child About Alcohol||National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism|
As parents, we want to do everything that we can to protect our sons and daughters. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for young people in our nation. The good news is that suicide is preventable. The links below will provide information about talking with your children, childcare, and parenting practices.
The relationships between a young person and their peers and parents are vitally important to their mental well-being. Having a strong support structure can deter suicide attempts in youth. Healthy relationships, engagement, and connectedness are discuss in the articles that follow.
|Parent Engagement||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
|School Connectedness||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
|Sexual Risk Behavioral Guidelines & Resources||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention|
|Researchers Link Adolescent Depression with Unhealth Relationships in Young Adulthood||National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center|
|Healthy Relationships: In Healthy Relationships||Office of Adolescent Health|
|Dating||Office of Adolescent Health|
|LGBT||Office of Adolescent Health|
|Dating Violence||Office of Adolescent Health|
|Healthy Friendships||Office of Adolescent Health|
The following links contain information about various other subjects from several different sources.
|Locating Services||Office of Adolescent Health|
|Find a Therapist||Psychology Today|