Anyone is at risk of suicide but certain young people are more vulnerable than others. If a person close to them has died and also where they died by suicide. They often already have mental health problems. If they have become addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Sometimes they do not show any signs that they intend to take their own life. However, some often do, they may;
You may notice them saying goodbye to you and other people
They join in, in online suicide chat rooms and view pro suicide websites
They lack a reason for living
They may start to give away their possessions
They start to use alcohol and drugs more than usual
You may notice subtle changes in their personality, mood, eating habits and sleep patterns
They may start to write or draw about death or suicide
These are just some you may spot.
One person's death can affect so many people it spreads throughout family and friends, many struggle to come to terms with it.
Most suicidal people do not want to die, they cannot seem to live with the pain they are experiencing any longer
If you can talk to them you could actually save a life, they could reach out to you for support.
REMEMBER - Help Is Always at hand
Confide in a friend, talk to a parent, teacher or visit one of the websites below