PARENT ALERT! Suicide Rates for Teen Girls has Doubled!

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

Behaving recklessly

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.

 
 

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