Life is changing rapidly for teenagers all over the world, physically, mentally and emotionally. Many teens miss important developmental milestones, which contributes to feelings of loss and psychological distress that in turn leads them to suicidal thoughts.

These days teenagers and teenagers have to face changes in life which can put them in turmoil. Putting off their education, losing their passion, health problems, and many other life events can have an impact on their emotional and physical functioning, especially leading them to anxiety and depression.

Anxiety and depression in adolescents and adolescents are not clinically distinct. Although the symptoms of these diseases may manifest differently in adolescents than in adults, both result in suicidal tendencies. are you confused? Why?

This condition in adolescents and adolescents may be due to various developmental and social constraints that adolescents face, such as hormone changes, mature mind and body, and peer pressure.

Unfortunately, life can get the best of people at any age, especially among teenagers. Some consider suicide as their only option when difficult times lead to depression or anxiety. But there is hope because preventing suicide is possible. So here is my collection of the top five strategies that may help you or someone who is going through suicidal thoughts.

Suicide risk factors in adolescents and young adults

according to WHOSuicide is the fourth leading cause of death among people aged 15 to 19. It is important to understand that suicide is never the answer, even if the answer is not obvious as any person struggles through a tough time.

It is common to face obstacles in the path of development i.e. in adolescence. At such times, some emotions like depression and anxiety start settling in their mind, leading to suicidal thoughts. But how do these thoughts come to their mind?

What is suicidal ideation?

Suicidal thoughts are when you contemplate killing yourself. Thoughts may or may not include planning to commit suicide.

Suicidal thoughts are sometimes referred to as “suicidal thoughts.” Not everyone with suicidal thoughts acts on them. However, if you or a loved one has any symptoms, you should seek immediate help or guidance.

It is impossible to tell if a young man will commit suicide. However, there are some factors that put them at greater risk. The risk of suicide is increased after a recent or significant loss. The death of a family member, friend or pet is an example of loss. Other types of losses are also risk factors. Divorced parents, homelessness and breakups are all risk factors.

Other risk factors are mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and substance abuse. There may be a family history of past suicide attempts and suicide. Body dysmorphia, gender dysphoria, abuse of any kind, corporal punishment, emotionally unavailable parents, and unsupportive friends can also cause severe reactions in the adolescent mind.

However, there are some aspects of teens’ lives that can help protect them from suicide. For example, teens and young adults who feel loved and supported are less likely to consider suicide. This also applies to adolescents and young adults who have access to good health care and mental health care. Importantly, parents of teens and young adults who identify with conflict and are willing to seek help when their child needs it also reduce their risk of suicidal ideation.

What is suicidal ideation?

Suicidal thoughts are when you contemplate killing yourself. Thoughts may or may not include planning to commit suicide.

Suicidal thoughts are sometimes referred to as “suicidal thoughts.” Not everyone with suicidal thoughts acts on them. However, if you or a loved one has any symptoms, you should seek immediate help or guidance.

symptoms of suicidal behavior

Adolescents at risk of suicide tend to have the following tendencies:

  1. Anger
  2. irritability
  3. changes in academic or work-related performance
  4. withdrawal
  5. Comments on death and death, feeling worthless, or depressed
  6. disinterest in activities

Therefore, it is always important to begin the healing process by helping teens and teens find hope and understand their emotional struggles. It is important to understand at home but the treatment should be straight from a professional as they help you to understand and recover soon.

5 actions to caress teens ‘with suicidal thoughts’

So, what will you do if you or a loved one fits into a young suicidal person’s ProExorbit file? You can help them by performing the actions listed below.

1. Recognize negative feelings and offer support.

Provide support, get help if you or your loved one is going through a difficult time. Listen to their concerns and let them know that you are here to help. Look for ways to provide spiritual and personal support, as well as inform them of techniques that may be helpful in the situation.

2. Be Open and Honest

This pandemic has caused alienation among people and has shown us the potential to make existing problems worse. So, ask your loved ones about their well being and address their feelings from time to time. Also, narrate your difficult past experiences and pave the way for overcoming their difficulties.

3. Encourage Social Interactions

Identify ways to connect more as a family and create virtual or in-person social experiences with trusted friends while adhering to safe distance guidelines. Opportunities to connect with peers and family members can help your teen transition from feeling lonely and helpless to being loved and heard.

“After all, humanity and emotions stand straight before the rest!”

4. Ask questions and have a conversation.

In fact, it’s hard to watch our loved ones go through a tough period of adolescence. Not to worry, just approach them with a warm smile and hug them with conversations like “It’s okay to feel like this, but it’s not worth hurting yourself”. If your teen reaffirms their state of mind, don’t downplay the situation. How you can help her, express your concerns about her feelings, and get professional help.

5. Look for expert help.

There are many treatment options available for people having suicidal thoughts. More than 90% of suicides are due to one or more treatable mental illnesses. Even if the underlying cause is not a mental illness, coping techniques and emotional support are tried-and-true ways to help those in need. Furthermore, clinical intervention for suicidal thoughts is a direct attempt to prevent a person from intentionally becoming a threat to their life. Hence, it is always advisable to speak to a professional to address the concerns.

Never hesitate to contact for assistance: International Suicide Hotline

conclusion

Suicide is a multidimensional problem, so it needs to be handled multidimensionally. Most often, teens and teens are victims of suicide, it is important that they share their concerns with you and be heard. If you see your loved ones with alarming signs of suicide, just get in touch, listen, and persevere.

No matter what role we play, whether we are members of society, children, parents, friends, colleagues or people with life experience, let’s support those who are suicidal or bereaved. Do it.

So, this “World Suicide Prevention Day” always give your teen and teen a note about overcoming suicidal thoughts and tell them: “Put your hand on your heart, can you feel it? Is it? That’s called purpose. You are alive for a reason and never give up”

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