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Suicide and teenagers

This page discusses suicide. If your teen is in immediate danger or is going to act on suicidal thoughts, call 000 if you live in Australia. A number of crisis support services are also there for you – have a look at our urgent help page.

There are a number of things that you can try to reduce the likelihood of suicide. If you'd like to understand more about suicide, read our fact sheet on suicide and teenagers.

Otherwise, see below for some ideas on what you can do if you’re worried your teenager is considering suicide.

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Understanding youth suicide

Understand the causes and risks of youth suicide and what to look out for in your teenager.

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