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 behaviour, include:
Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued advisories 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 - PediatricsDonald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid A. Axelson, MD - Child and Adolescent PsychiatryDavid A. Brent, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Current as ofMay 3, 2017
Current as of: May 3, 2017
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
& Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & David A. Axelson, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry & David A. Brent, MD - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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