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Teen Suicidal Thoughts

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Teen Suicidal Thoughts
Published on: 3/27/2012 12:00 AM

In case of emergency, DIAL 911.
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Suicide prevention hotlines:

Locally in Nevada County, you can call our Crisis Line at: (530) 265-5811

800-273-TALK (800-273-8255), National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433), National Hopeline Network
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The teen years can be intense. They can be both amazing and tough. Emotional and social changes go right along with all the physical changes. These are the times when you are striving for independence and establishing stronger bonds with friends. You might be worried about grades, relationships, fitting in with a group at school or your body image. Some teens feel depression or hopelessness because they are in situations that are truly beyond any teen's coping skills--sexual abuse, an alcoholic or drug addicted parent, or other serious family problems.

Feelings of isolation and depression can result. While adolescent females are less likely to commit suicide than their male counterparts, they are more prone to thoughts of suicide and suicide attempts. Having continual thoughts of suicide indicate a more serious problem. Having a specific plan about how one would commit suicide is even more serious. There IS help out there. Tell your parents or another trusted adult what is going on and how you are feeling. Read on for more advice on how to cope and what to do.

If you are very concerned about your self or someone you care about and feel they are in immediate danger,
please call 911. They will help!!!!

Locally in Nevada County, you can call our Crisis Line at: (530) 265-5811

If you are in another California County, try this site: http://suicidehotlines.com/california.html

 

Or the National Suicide Hotlines:

800-SUICIDE
800-784-2433 http://hopeline.com/
or
800-273-TALK
800-273-8255 http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

 
The Jason Foundation 877-778-CARL (877-778-2275) http://www.jasonfoundation.com/


http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/mental_health/suicide.html

MORE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION INTERNET RESOURCES


IF You Are NOT in immediate danger and just want someone to talk to CONTACT:
A Parent or Trusted Adult

A private therapist or counselor

A school counselor or psychologist

Your clergy member

Your family doctor

A teacher or a school nurse

If you feel like you need more support, you can participate in our Teen Screen "What's Up Wellness Checkups" program through all the NJUHSD & TTUSD high schools. With parental and teen consent, a one time in-school "Checkup" can give you an emotional health snapshot and support in finding follow up connections.  For more info: www.whatsupwellness.com or download screening consents off of the NJUHSD website or the TTUSD website.

 
Michael Heggarty
Director of Health
NC Teen

950 Maidu Avenue
Nevada City, Ca 95959
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Phone: 530.265.1228
ncteen@co.nevada.ca.us
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