Suicide warning signs in teens
Additional warning signs that a teen may be considering suicide:
Change in eating and sleeping habits
Withdrawal from friends, family, and regular activities
Violent or rebellious behavior, running away
Drug and alcohol use
Unusual neglect of personal appearance
Persistent boredom, difficulty concentrating, or a decline in the quality of schoolwork
Frequent complaints about physical symptoms, often related to emotions, such as stomachaches, headaches, fatigue, etc.
Not tolerating praise or rewards
Source: American Academy of Child & Adolescent PsychiatryNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline
– Suicide prevention telephone hotline funded by the U.S. government. Provides free, 24-hour assistance. 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Aspire: Crisis 1-800-560-4038
Meridian Health Services: Emergency 800-333-2647
Saint Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital: Anderson Center 1(800) 453-9143