Even though suicide is one of the scariest things to discuss, those conversations are critical because suicide is the second leading cause of death for adolescents. Incidence of thinking about suicide and suicide attempts increase and peak in middle and high school. Openly talking about the risk and learning healthy coping skills early is key.
The Jed Foundation protects emotional health and prevents suicide for teens and young adults with tools and resources.
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Use this anonymous online screening to learn and assess your mental well-being from Here to Help.
Use Mental Health of America's screening tool to determne the type of help you need.
Get information from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and the American Association of Suicidology.
Find answers and resources for LGBTQ youth and their allies at The Trevor Project or It Gets Better Project.
If you need help and are under the age of 18, reach out to a trusted adult, such as a counselor, a parent, a teacher, or a coach. Finding assistance and the best-fit resources in your community is priority. To book Dr. Crystal Collier to present at your school, parent organization, or in your community, please contact us!
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