Teenage years can be the some of the hardest years. Kids at this age are cruel and strive to fit in
Teenage years can be the some of the hardest years. Kids at this age are cruel and strive to fit in. Teenagers experience strong feelings of stress, confusion, self-doubt, pressure to succeed, financial uncertainty, and other fears while growing up (Teen Suicide). Also teens going through a divorce can cause a lot of stress. Some teenagers believe that suicide is the only way out.
Some signs that your teenager is going though suicidal feelings is: A change in eating or sleeping habits, withdrawal from family and friends, violent behavior, loss of interest of what they liked to do and a decline in school work. If your teenagers say things like you would be better off without me or you won’t see me again, take it seriously and seek immediate help.
If one or more of these signs occurs, parents need to talk to their child about their concerns and seek professional help from a physician or a qualified mental health professional. With support from family and appropriate treatment, children and teenagers who are suicidal can heal and return to a more healthy path of development (Teen Suicide).
Teen Suicide. (n.d.). Retrieved from American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiarty: http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/FFF-Guide/Teen-Suicide-010.aspx