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Mental health Preventing suicide

Why it’s important to know signs of depression:

• Untreated depression is the leading cause of suicide in teens. 1

• More than one in five youths will experience clinical depression by adulthood. 2

• 8.3 percent of adolescents in the U.S. suffer from depression. 3

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Sources
1. SAMHSA
2. Student and Teacher Education in Preventing Suicide Feb 2004
3. NIMH


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