Reasons Suicidal Ideation Is Becoming More Prevalent with Adolescents
- Inconclusive mental health screenings
- Poor healthcare services
- Unwilling to admit there is a problem
- Parents with an addiction
- Domestic abuse
- Depressing social media posts
- antithetical political views
- school shootings
- disturbing images
- Unrealistic expectations
Get informedYou may think that this could never happen to you, but the truth is it could. Maybe this will not happen to your teen although if you are informed enough, you could prevent this from happening to any teen who is exhibiting the symptoms of suicide ideation.
Be supportiveIf you minimize the situation in any way, you could be setting up yourself for disaster. While you may think that your teen is being dramatic, you can never take back the inevitable act of suicide. You may tell yourself that they are not capable. Just know that they are if they are in enough pain and feel like they have no way out.
Trust your instinctsWhen you start to feel in your gut that something is not right, look into the situation immediately. Hopefully it will be a false alarm and if it's not, you can think your lucky stars that you acted before something fatal occurred. Get involved in your teen’s life when suicide ideation becomes a apparent. You can be the best advocate that they have to ensure a long and healthy lifetime.
If you or an adolescent you know needs to get help for drug or alcohol abuse, Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center can give you the guidance that you deserve. Establishing a strong network of family and community can reinforce practices for living substance free.
Call us today to start living in your recovery: 662-598-4214