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How can friends and family help prevent teen suicide?

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One key way is to remove access to ways for committing it. For example, gun trigger locks and locked cabinets can help stop someone who wants to attempt suicide from getting to and using a weapon. You can also restrict access to things like knives, rope, pipes, and medication.

From: Preventing Teen Suicide WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Mash, Eric J., Wolfe, David A., Second Ed., Wadsworth Learning, Belmont, Calif., 2001. Fieve, Ronald R, Rodale, New York, 2006. American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: "Facts for Families: Teen Suicide." National Center for Injury Prevention and Control: ''Suicide at a Glance.'' Suicide Prevention Resource Center: "Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide." National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: "Facts and Figures." Abnormal Child Psychopathology.Bipolar II,

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 12, 2019

SOURCES: Mash, Eric J., Wolfe, David A., Second Ed., Wadsworth Learning, Belmont, Calif., 2001. Fieve, Ronald R, Rodale, New York, 2006. American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: "Facts for Families: Teen Suicide." National Center for Injury Prevention and Control: ''Suicide at a Glance.'' Suicide Prevention Resource Center: "Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide." National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: "Facts and Figures." Abnormal Child Psychopathology.Bipolar II,

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 12, 2019

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