Child & Adolescent Suicide

Left untreated, depression can lead some youth to take their own lives. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds and the sixth leading cause of death for 5- to 14-year-olds. Attempted suicides are even more common.

Warning signs of suicide

Four out of five teens that attempt suicide give clear warnings. If you suspect that a child or adolescent is suicidal, look for these warning signs:

What Should Parents and Other Adults Do if They Think a Child Is Suicidal?

 

Other Resources

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
This will connect you with a crisis center in your area.

Covenant House Nine Line
800-999-9999
This is a 24-hour teen crisis line.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
www.aacap.org
202-966-7300

American Association of Suicidology
www.suicidology.org

Address and Contact

620 Eighth Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47804
(800) 742-0787

Programs & Education

Mental Health Screenings

Screenings are a quick way to determine if you or someone you care about may need to reach out to a doctor or mental health professional for evaluation.
Take Screening