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What things reduce the risk of teen suicide?

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  • Psychological and clinical care for physical, mental, and substance abuse disorders
  • Restricted or limited access to methods of suicide
  • Family and community support
  • Support from medical and health care personnel
  • Developing problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills
  • Religious and cultural belief systems that discourage suicide

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 Smitha Bhandari on August 28, 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 Smitha Bhandari on August 28, 2019

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