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Youth suicide

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Youth suicide affects families every day in Australia. It is the leading cause of death among young people, with around 350 young people aged 15-24 dying by suicide in 2013.

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Suicide and teenagers - ReachOut Parents

Understand the causes and risks of youth suicide and what to look out for in your teenager.

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Suicide | Australia

Suicidal thoughts are just thoughts you dont need to act on them. Here's the info on how to get the help you require or help someone else in need.

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Young Adult Health - Health Topics - Suicide

Every year around the world, many young people lose their lives to suicide. In Australia nearly as many young people die from suicide as die in car accidents.

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Suicide and Self-Harm - Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health

Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.

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Risk factors for suicide

Risk factors are pretty much exactly what they sound like issues in a young persons life that increase the likelihood (risk) of them acting on suicidal thoughts. The more challenges a young person has in their life, the greater their risk of suicide.

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Teen suicidal thoughts & suicide attempts | Raising Children Network

If your teenage child is having suicidal thoughts or has made suicide attempts, you and your child need support. Heres what to do and how to get help.

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Emergency Help | ReachOut Professionals

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Common myths about mental health

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