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Growing up in today’s fast-paced society and dealing with issues at home or school can be a challenge. There are many events and changes occurring in your life that can be stressful. For most teens, there is never just one cause, but a mix of emotions and situations that can lead to suicidal thoughts. If you are experiencing any of the challenges listed below, speak up and have hope – there is help available.

Personal Challenges
  • Relationship problems or breakups with friends, boyfriend or girlfriend
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Verbal, emotional and physical abuse
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Low self-esteem and lack of coping skills
  • Mental health disorder, such as depression or anxiety
  • Alcohol and drug use
Challenges at School
  • Failing school assignments and tests
  • A large course load
  • Athletes unable to participate in their sport due to injury
  • Bullying others or being bullied
  • Difficulty making friends or fitting in
Challenges at Home
  • Parents’ divorce
  • Death of family member or loved one
  • Challenging family dynamics
  • Violence in the home
  • Physical/sexual abuse
  • Lack of safety and security

Remember, no matter what you or your friend might be experiencing, there is support available! Don’t be afraid to speak up and seek help.

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