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How Common is it for High School Students
to Consider Suicide?

How Common is it for High School Students
to Consider Suicide?

by Kevin Caruso

It is extremely common for high school students to consider suicide.

In 1999, 20 percent of American high school students indicated that they had seriously considered or attempted suicide in the previous 12 months. And eight percent of the students who seriously considered suicide actually attempted suicide.

A Department of Education study indicated that 70 percent of the students who attempted suicide frequently used alcohol and/or drugs.

And when a high school student uses alcohol and/or drugs and is depressed, the risk for suicide is very high. (Untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide.)

So what can be done?

We need to implement suicide prevention programs in all of our high schools.

And we need to act now.

Suicide is always urgent.

You can get a free suicide prevention program by clicking below.

Free Suicide Prevention Program for Schools

All high school students need to be knowledgeable about suicide, and need to be able to reach out for help if they are depressed or suicidal.

Please implement a suicide prevention program at your school today.

If you or someone you know is suicidal, please go to the Home Page of this website for immediate help.

Thank you.

I love you.

Take care,

Kevin Caruso

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