Suicidality in Teens
Life isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth pushing through. Teens tend to joke about ending their lives when they’re having a hard time or experiencing an inconvenience. But it’s important to remember that suicide isn’t a joke. And if you’re constantly making remarks about ending your life, it could be a sign of suicidality.
Suicidality isn’t a mental disorder, but it’s a symptom that can stem from other disorders that may cause overwhelming negative feelings, such as sadness and hopelessness. If you’re struggling with suicidality, it’s important to get immediate support and treatment.
If you’re experiencing severe suicidal thoughts, please call or text 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline now, by dialing 988.
What Are The Symptoms Of Suicidality?
The signs of suicidality in teens include:
- Saying suicidal thoughts or jokes during conversations
- Increased irritability
- Feeling hopeless or trapped
- Giving away possessions
- Intense feelings of sadness or anger
- Impulsive or reckless behavior
- Isolating away from others
Factors that can increase the risk of suicidality in teens include:
- Mental health disorders, including depression and PTSD
- Family history of suicide
- Substance use
How Can Lightfully Teen Help Treat Suicidality?
If you’re experiencing severe suicidal thoughts, call emergency services or speak to your mental health provider about being admitted into an inpatient treatment center. You can also call the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988.
If you’re not in a mental health crisis, then Lightfully Teen can help you get to the root of your mental and emotional distress. We use process-based therapy (PBT) so that you can look at your mental health from every angle to determine the factors contributing to suicidal thoughts. It’s a personalized clinical model that makes sure that you’re treating your entire well-being, not just your mental health disorder or symptoms.
Teens can progress through their mental health journey by going through PBT integrated interventions, such as values clarification, family interventions and motivational enhancement. It allows them to see measurable results.
The interventions stem from four core processes that may contribute to suicidality:
- Difficulty with emotions
- Difficulty with thoughts
- Difficulty with behaviors
- Difficulty with relationships
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