Depression is the leading cause of suicide in teenagers.
• About 6 percent of teenagers will develop depression yearly. Sadly, more than 80 percent of these kids will not have their illness properly diagnosed or treated, which can also lead to school absenteeism, failing grades, dropouts, crimes, and drug and alcohol abuse.
• Depression is among the most treatable of all mood disorders. More than three fourths of people with depression respond positively to treatment.
• The best way to prevent suicide is through early detection, diagnosis, and vigorous treatment of depression and other mental disorders, including addictions. (Source: www.sprc.org)
If you are suicidal or you think
someone you know is, we want you to know that help is available and recovery is
possible! Start by learning the warning signs, and do whatever you can to get
yourself or someone you care about to the help they need so that they can
return to living a fully functioning life.
Get Help Now:
ü La Crosse Area Suicide Prevention Initiative (SPI) www.lacrossesuicideprevention.org
· Great Rivers 211 Crisis Line: 211 or 1-800-362-8255
· National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
· LGBT Youth Suicide Hotline 1-866-4-U-TREVOR
· Text "HOPELINE" to 741741
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) http://afsp.org/
Suicide Awareness Voice of Education (SAVE) www.save.orgm
Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) www.sprc.org
ü Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/youth_suicide.html