Do You Know?
Suicide is the leading cause of death among teenagers.
According to Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health leading cause of death among youngsters aged 10-24 in our country is suicide. In fact, over the five years from 2016 to 2021, the number of student suicides in India has risen by 27%.
More importantly, perhaps, statistics alone do not convey the tragedy of teen suicide, nor its epidemic proportions. The human tragedy of promising lives lost in moment, of parents, siblings, and friends enduring unspeakable grief and sorrow, of families and communities torn apart, cannot be measured
While it is not always possible to recognize the signs of suicidal tendencies or to prevent a teen from contemplating or committing suicide, a familiarity with the causes, precipitating factors and overwhelming effects of a teen suicide can make a crucial difference.
In this article we present these insights with a helpful direction for guiding a teen with suicidal thoughts, tendencies and threats.
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