Teen Suicide Warning Signs
Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Medical Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
Recognizing teen suicide warning signs
Suicideis alarmingly common. It is the eighth leading cause of deathfor all people (accounting for about 1% of all deaths) and the third leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 24 (following accidents and homicide). The vast majority of suicides are related to emotional or psychiatricdisorders, including depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and others. Unsuccessful suicide attempts also are common and outnumber actual suicides.
While boys are more likely than girls to commit suicide, teensof both
genders and all ages are at risk for suicide. It is especially tragic that the
three leading causes of death in teens and young