Call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Suicide is a difficult topic, but it’s too important to ignore. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. Despite a common belief that only teens and adults die by suicide, younger children can also be at risk. Depression and suicide often coincide. Yet not everyone who is depressed attempts suicide - and not everyone who attempts suicide is depressed. If you’re a parent, guardian, a teacher, or anyone who spends time with children and teens, it’s important to learn the warning signs. These tools can help you prevent youth suicide.