Suicide is growing to become one of the leading cause of deaths among young people. There are many factors associated with suicide, however it is closely connected with depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Most of the related risk factors for suicide are usually not diagnosed and go untreated.
Those considering suicide tend to exhibit certain behaviors and moods:
It is important to pay attention to what the person is saying and if there is a focus on certain topics such as:
It can be difficult to see a loved one experience a suicidal crisis. It may be even more difficult to know how to help or act during a crisis. Ways to help someone considering suicide can include: