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Suicide Prevention

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people between 10 and 24. Suicides among young people continue to be a serious problem and every year in the U.S., thousands of teenagers commit suicide.  Teenagers can experience strong feelings of stress, confusion, self-doubt, pressure to success, financial uncertainty and other fears while growing up.  Upheaval in the family, such as a move or a divorces can be unsettling and intensify stress.  For some teens, suicide may look like a solution to their problems and stress.

Look to the topics here for more detailed information about the problem, how to recognize signs, how to help and what community resources there are to help.