According to a study by the World Health Organization in 2016, suicide was the second leading cause of death among people ages 15-29. Suicide is a complicated topic that has caused devastation in the lives of many families. It’s important to understand the warning signs of suicide in order to seek proper help. Demonstrating suicide prevention awareness can help save the lives of those suffering from suicidal thoughts.
Suicide can often be a taboo topic. However, in an effort to lower the number of deaths by suicide, it’s important to shed light on this issue. Teen suicide prevention should be a priority in every community. September is National Suicide Prevention Month, so we can take this opportunity to share resources and stories in order to raise suicide prevention awareness.
Understanding the risk factors of suicide will help you know if someone close to you is at risk for suicide. Mental illness is a leading suicide risk factor, while others include substance abuse, family and social situations, and genetics.
You may be wondering what steps you can take in teen suicide prevention. If you suspect someone close to you may be at risk of suicide, you should ask if they are having suicidal thoughts. You can show them you care by acknowledging their feelings and listening to what they have to say. Most importantly, you can assist them in getting the professional help they need.
If you or someone you know is suicidal, contact us immediately at Desert Parkway Behavioral Healthcare Hospital. Our patient services hotline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call us today at 877-663-7976 if you need emergency help.
If someone you know is at risk of suicide, it’s vital that they are not left alone. Seek immediate help from a hospital or other healthcare professional.
Desert Parkway Behavioral Healthcare Hospital is a private psychiatric facility located in central Las Vegas, NV. We offer programs designed to treat both adolescent and adult patients suffering from behavioral illness, chemical dependency, or both. Learn more about our services and high-quality care today.
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