SUICIDE is the 2nd leading cause of death for 10-24 year olds

(National Institute of Mental Health) read that right.  And untreated depression is a cause of suicide.  The Counselors/Coaches/Mentors at TeenCentered have become involved in supporting the efforts of two educational groups working towards reducing the suicide rate in Orange County, California.


Suicide Statistics

·        40,000 people in the United States dies by suicide every year (Center for Disease Control)

·        Americans attempt suicide an estimated 1 million times annually (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

·        A person dies from suicide every 12.9 minutes in the United States (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

·        3 to 5% (1 out of 25) of teens in the United States experience clinical depression every year (National Institute of Mental Htelealth)

·        Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for 10-24 year olds (National Institute of Mental Health)

·        There are an estimated 8 to 25 attempted suicides to 1 completion (S.A.V.E.)

·        One out of five (20%) high school students will think about suicide (US Department of Health and Human Services)

·        One in 11 high school students made a suicide attempt in the last 12 months (American Association of Suicidology)

·        Between 1952 and 1995 suicide in young adults nearly tripled (S.A.V.E.)

·        One out of twelve (8%) college students has a suicide plan (American Association of Suicidology)

·        More teenager and young adults died of suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia and influenza, and chronic lung disease COMBINED (The Jason Foundation)


Download SUICIDE RISK ASSESSMENT then call (714) 743-5612 OR TXT Coach Mickey to discuss - no shame, no judgment, no criticism - promise.  

or for immediate help call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Phone Number 1-800-273-8255


Warning Signs of Suicide


·        Talking, reading or writing about suicide or death

·        Talking about feeling worthless or helpless

·        Saying things like:  "I'm going to kill myself", "I wish I were dead", or "I shouldn't have been born".

·        Visiting or calling people to say goodbye

·        Giving things away; returning borrowed items

·        Organizing or cleaning bedroom "for the last time"

·        Self-destructive behavior like self-cutting

·        Obsessed with guns or knives

·        Previous suicidal thoughts or attempts


Teen Symptoms of Depression


Help prevent teen suicide; know the symptoms of depression.  Depression is treatable.  You need to see a doctor.


Here's what to look for:

·        Feeling sad, empty, or numb

·        Sleeping a lot or having trouble sleeping

·        Feeling tired all the time; repeatedly falling asleep in class

·        Feeling hopeless, helpless, worthless, or guilty

·        Feeling angry or moody, crying easily, chronic worrying, or experience panic attacks

·        Avoiding friends; feeling alone even when with friends

·        Loss of interest in things that use to be fun

·        Difficulty concentrating, doing schoolwork, remembering things, or making decisions

·        Eating disturbances, like eating more or less than usual, or throwing up

·        Recurring headaches, backaches or stomachaches

·        Alcohol or drug use to escape or mask feelings

·        Thanking about, planning, or attempting suicide

The information on this page is provided by, and approved for use with prior knowledge by, With Hope The Amber Craig Memorial Foundation: Educating about the epidemic of teen suicide, and teaching "Promise To Never Keep This Secret"


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Phone Number for immediate help 1-800-273-8255