“It is important to learn the warning signs of teenage suicide in order to prevent an attempt (AFSP 03).” Education seems to be a simple way to inform people about signs, especially teens, but it really is an effective tactic. It’s a proven fact that education is the leading solution to help prevent suicide. Recognition and seeing early signs of any mental or substance abuse is the most effective way to reduce suicide. (Nock 04). If taught the warning signs of suicide, one might find it a lot easier to recognize and react to any situation of this sort, like maybe helping out someone dealing with suicidal thoughts. One should always be looking for any signs that might indicate suicidal thoughts and feelings. Some easy to see warning signs consist of: expresses thoughts of death, dying and a desire to leave this life, changes in normal
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