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Let’s Talk About Suicide Prevention

By Grant Halliburton Foundation | Contributor

Adolescence is a time of change, when young people may experience stress from many sources, including relationships with friends and family members or problems at school. As children grow into teenagers, it becomes more challenging for adults to know what they’re thinking and feeling.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 youth aged 13 to18 experiences a severe mental health disorder at some point during their lifetime. Depression is the leading cause of suicide, which is also the second leading cause of death for U.S. youth ages 10 to 24. When ignored, these disorders can lead to life-threatening consequences.

When do the normal ups and downs of adolescence become something to worry about?

It’s important to learn about the factors that can put a teen at risk for suicide. The more you know, the better you’ll be prepared for understanding what can put your child at risk.

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Click here for a wallet-sized brochure that offers life-saving information including the warning signs for suicide, what to do and where to find help.

Finding the right mental health resources can be confusing. Here For Texas can help.

Here For Texas, a program of Grant Halliburton Foundation, encompasses two helpful tools for North Texans seeking mental health and addiction information and resources. HereForTexas.com is a searchable online database of Texas mental health providers and resources. You can search by type of provider, mental health issue, age, language, location, payment options, and other helpful filters. For more information, click here.

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