According to MentalHealth.gov, the second leading cause of death of youth between the ages of 15–24 is suicide. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues young peole face, and it can trigger suicidal thoughts in some individuals.
There are many warning signs that you or someone you know may be struggling with suicidal thoughts. Suicide it completely preventable, but it is important to recognize the signs and take action. If you or someone you know is displaying any of these warning signs seek help immediately.
If you, or someone you know, need(s) help, please call:
National Suicide Prevention Line 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Trained crisis workers available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you believe someone is in immediate danger, do not leave them alone. Call 911!
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