Support for Suicidal Teenagers
If you are concerned that your teenager may be contemplating suicide or is very depressed or has attempted suicide it is essential to seek professional help from a child and adolescent mental health team. Depression in teenagers can be complex and therefore needs this specialist support.
We have a team of highly experienced Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Psychologists and therapists who understand the issues and can offer professional medical support and therapy for your child. They also understand the impact that this has on you and your family and can offer the support and help you may need at this time.
If you would like to arrange a private consultation with one of our team, please call us on 0333 3390115 now.
Some Warning signs of suicide in teenagers.
- Becoming withdrawn and isolative
- Researching suicide on the Internet or communicating with others using by social media about suicide
- Talking or joking about committing suicide.
- Saying things like, "I'd be better off dead," "I wish I could disappear forever," or "There's no way out."
- Speaking positively about death or romanticising dying ("If I died, people might love me more").
- Writing stories and poems about death, dying, or suicide.
- Engaging in reckless behaviour or having a lot of accidents resulting in injury.
- Giving away prized possessions.
- Saying goodbye to friends and family as if for good.
- Seeking out weapons, pills, or other ways to kill themselves.
If you think your teenager is depressed and is having suicidal thoughts, please call us on to arrange an appointment with one of our team.