Why Do Teens Try to Kill Themselves?

Most teens interviewed after making a suicide attempt say that they did it because they were trying to escape from a situation that seemed impossible to deal with or to get relief from really bad thoughts or feelings. They didn't want to die as much as they wanted to escape from what was going on. And at that particular moment dying seemed like the only way out. Some people who end their lives or attempt suicide might be trying to escape feelings of rejection, hurt, or loss. Others might be angry, ashamed, or guilty about something. Some people may be worried about disappointing friends or family members. And some may feel unwanted, unloved, victimized, or like they're a burden to others. [1]

    What If I Need Help?  Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    1-800-784-2433 the National Suicide & Crisis Prevention Hot Line, you’ll be connected to a skilled,     
    trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

     Additional Resources:

     Suicide Prevention Resource Center

     Suicide Prevention Resource Center For Wyoming

     SAMSHA Suicide Prevention and Post-Suicide Coping Resources

                                                                                  The Jason Foundation


[1] The Children's Hospital