The suicide rate among teenaged girls hit a 40-year high in 2015. Rates among girls doubled, and rose by over 30% among teen boys and young men between 2007 and 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds.
Warning signs for suicide include:
Talking about wanting to die
Talking about feeling trapped
Talking about feeling unbearable pain, or feeling like a burden to others
Acting anxious or agitated
Becoming socially isolated
If a young person you know is showing any of these signs, call the National Suicide Hotline as a resource at 1-800-273-8255.