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SUICIDE

 

Suicide is the most preventable form of death.

 

Suicide ranks seventh among the main categories of death in the United States

 

Girls attempt suicide 3 times more often than boys (less lethal methods)

Boys complete suicide 3 times more often than girls (quicker, more lethal methods)

The primary event, which triggers suicide in adolescents, is a break-up of a romantic relationship

 

Primary levels of suicide behavior range from thoughts about suicide to attempts resulting in death

 

Ideas or ideation, gestures, attempts and completion

 

Any sign of possible suicide intent must be taken seriously.  It is better to over-react than to under-react

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