YOUTH + SUICIDE
Concerns and threats of suicide are increasingly becoming the top reported concern. Suicide of youth is a growing epidemic with more teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED.
Youth Suicide Statistics
Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24.
80% teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs.
17% of students 9-12 grade have seriously considered attempting suicide in the previous 12 months. 
Signs & Concerns:
Signs of a suicide concern may mimic “typical teenage behaviors, so how can you know if it’s normal behavior or something more? If the signs are persisting over a period of time, several of the signs appear at the same time, and the behavior is “out of character” for the young person as you know him/her, then close attention is warranted. Take all suicide threats seriously: People who talk about suicide, threaten suicide or call suicide crisis lines are 30 times more likely than average to kill themselves. 
Need help now? Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Suicide Prevention Lifeline and you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.If someone is showing signs of suicidal behavior you can make a report by calling Safe2Tell Wyoming at 1-844-996-7233 or submit a report on the tip line. In cases where the individual is threatening suicide or in the act of attempting suicide call your local law enforcement immediately.
 2013 CDC WISQARS
 The Jason Foundation