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Common warning signs for suicide include:
It is extremely important that you take all threats of suicide seriously and seek immediate treatment for your child
or teenager. If you are a child or teen and have these feelings, talk with your
parents, an adult friend, or your doctor right away to get some help.
Other warning signs can include:
Certain problems increase the chances of suicidal thoughts in children
and teens. Other problems may trigger a suicide attempt.
Signs of depression, which can lead to suicidal behavior,
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an advisory on antidepressant medicines and the risk of suicide. Talk to your doctor about these possible side effects and the warning signs of suicide.
Take any mention of suicide seriously. If someone you know is threatening suicide, get help right away. To learn more, see Suicidal Thoughts or Threats.
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ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid A. Axelson, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & David A. Axelson, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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