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With rates of youth suicide (ages 15-24) tripling over the past 30 years, it has become an issue of increasing concern for both parents and society as a whole. Suicide is often a cry for help and considered as the last resort for youth experiencing life problems that are dismissed or ignored by parents, teachers, and others close to them. Suicide occurs in both sexes, across all socioeconomic, racial and ethnic groups, in all regions and environments, and in all religious groupings.
 Warning Signs
While not all people will show signs that something is wrong, it is extremely common for those planning suicide to do or say things that allude to what is to come. It is believed that 80% of people that commit suicide have told someone that they’re thinking of hurting themselves.
Some things to look out for include:
It is important to note that there are often clusters of teenage suicides. When stories of youth suicides are reported in the media or someone they know has committed suicide, others are more likely to copy.
 Some Statistics
According to an article by James Harrison, Jerry Moller, and Stan Bordeaux of Flinders University in Australia: