Youth Suicidal Behavior — Fact Sheet – Prevention of Youth Suicides and Suicidal Behavior
SOURCE: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SUICIDOLOGY
Youth suicidal behavior is a significant national problem. The extent of suicidal behavior — including thoughts of and plans for suicide, nonfatal suicide attempts, and suicide deaths — is shown below. Yet, as with so many public health problems, youth suicide is often preventable.
Saving young lives at risk involves a diverse range of interventions including effective assessment and treatment of those with mental disorders, promotion of help-seeking, early detection of and support for youth in crisis, preventive training in life skills, and reduction of access to lethal means.
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