According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second-leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24, surpassed only by accidents. These figures are alarming and indicate how important it is to prevent youth suicide. Suicide in teens frequently occurs in combination with external circumstances. The negatives gradually build up and go beyond teens’ endurance, ultimately leading to suicidal thoughts. Here are a few external factors that can lead to suicide in teens:

Physical and sexual abuseBullyingInterpersonal lossesFamily violenceDisciplinary problemsSubstance abuseSexual orientation confusionSelf-doubtFinancial uncertainty Feeling worthless, shame, overwhelming guilt

Here’s how you can play your part in suicide prevention for teens:

Know the warning signs. Signs include :Changes in eating or sleeping habits Lost in thoughts Withdrawal from friends and familyDecline in the quality of schoolwork, loss of productivitySuicide notesHurting oneselfInability to concentrate or think clearlyBe a good listener and don’t think that their problems aren’t serious enough. Suicide doesn’t always mean a person wants to die; it is, in fact, a cry for help. People going through this phase don’t know how to deal with the pain and see suicide as an escape. 
Encourage them to get help from a professional. Some battles cannot be won alone.
Ask about why they feel like suicide is the only option. Just opening up to someone can uplift the burden and lessen the pain.
Don’t leave them alone. Dispose of all the dangerous stuff that can be used to hurt oneself.
Equip them with a panic button like Silent Beacon and enable all the necessary alerts in the suicide safety app.Suicide is not another friendship gossip that you can keep a secret. You’ll have to break the promise someday to ensure the safety of your loved one.