Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for young
people between the ages of 15 and 24 years.
Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for children
between the ages of 10 and 14.
Out of every three cases of suicide reported every 15
minutes in India, one is committed by a youth in the
age group of 15 to 29.
Every 90 minutes a teenager tries to commit suicide in
Girls attempt suicide about twice as often as boys, yet
boys die by suicide about four times as often girls.
Teen Suicide Warning Signs
Dramatic changes in personality.
Issues and trouble with friends and loved ones.
Signs of depression.
Changes in sleeping habits.
Changes in eating habits.
Doesn't worry about appearance.
Expresses the thought that no one cares.
Talks about suicide.
Complains regularly of being sick.
Writes poems or stories, or draws pictures of, death.
Makes plans to take own life.
Depression: the most common of the
causes of teen suicide.
Substance abuse .
Failure or loss such as breaking up with
a girlfriend or boyfriend, failing a big
exam, or witnessing family turmoil.
Teen Suicide Prevention
Actions from parents
Actions from friends
Talk about teen suicide.
Show love to your teenager.
Listen to your teenager.
Keep lethal weapons out of
Getting professional help
in teen suicide prevention
such as counseling.
1. Take your friend’s actions
2. Encourage your friend to
seek professional help,
accompany if necessary
3. Talk to an adult you trust.
Don’t be alone in helping
Media should avoid repeated or sensationalistic
Programmes and workshops for parenting
The schools should have plans to deal with stress
National suicide intervention programme.
Providing support to those bereaved by suicide
and decriminalizing attempted suicide.
Complementary therapies to combat stress
Chill-out zones in school to relax
Advice for parents and
Rest & Recreation
( Sleep , Breaks, Exercise ,fresh air/sun)
Good nutrition habits
(Proper meals ,Less sugar/caffeine,
8 glasses of water daily , Fruits & vegetables)
Autonomy & Space
Support and guidance
Affirmation & Praise
Unconditional love & regard
Exams are important as their results
influence future professional career, social
status and self–esteem. Every person has
own optimal level of worry and anxiety,
which helps him/ her to achieve the best
results.We must learn how to control
stress and extra anxiety for preparing for
the test. If exams cause great worry, and
there are some symptoms of exam stress
(insomnia, rapid pulse, hands trembling
and so on) we ought to do something
about it.We must prepare students to
handle stress in a better way.