Youth Suicide

Adolescent Depression
Enormity of the problem
Attempts to address Youth Suicide
Adolescent Depression
Suicide Causes & Warning Signs

Adolescent depression 


Given that it appears to be universally accepted that the number one cause of suicide is depression: Then surely the number one cause of teen suicide has to be teen depression. This being so, it makes sense to be aware of adolescent and teenage depression warning signs…

These symptoms may indicate teen depression, particularly when they last for more than two weeks:

Poor performance in school
Withdrawal from friends and activities
Sadness and hopelessness
Lack of enthusiasm, energy or motivation
Anger and rage
Overreaction to criticism
Feelings of being unable to satisfy ideals
Poor self-esteem or guilt
Indecision, lack of concentration or forgetfulness
Restlessness and agitation
Changes in eating or sleeping patterns
Substance abuse
Problems with authority
Suicidal thoughts or actions