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My Friend Is Talking About Suicide. What Should I Do?
Have you heard that people who talk about suicide won't go through with it? That's not true. Read this article to learn some of the other warning signs that a person is considering suicide.

Suicide
We all feel overwhelmed by difficult emotions or situations sometimes. If someone is seriously depressed, suicidal thinking is a real concern. Here are warning signs and ways to get help.

Why Do People Get Depressed?
There's no one reason why people get depressed - many different things can play a role. Find out more about the things that can trigger depression.

Cutting
It can be hard to understand, but people who cut themselves sometimes do it because it actually makes them feel better. They are overflowing with emotions - like sadness, depression, or anger - that they have trouble expressing.

Talking to Parents About Depression
If you feel depressed, you need to reach out for help and support. Read our tips for teens on talking to parents about depression.

Stress & Coping Center
Visit our stress and coping center for advice on how to handle stress, including different stressful situations.

Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that affects some people and appears at the same time each year.

Finding Low-Cost Mental Health Care
If you need mental health care but don't think you can afford it, you're not alone. Get tips on finding low-cost or free mental health care in this article for teens.

5 Ways to Fight Depression
It's important to take action against depression - it doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting professional help, here are 5 ways to feel better.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Sometimes after experiencing a traumatic event, a person has a strong and lingering reaction known as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Getting treatment and support can make all the difference.

My Friend Is Talking About Suicide. What Should I Do?
Have you heard that people who talk about suicide won't go through with it? That's not true. Read this article to learn some of the other warning signs that a person is considering suicide.

Suicide
We all feel overwhelmed by difficult emotions or situations sometimes. If someone is seriously depressed, suicidal thinking is a real concern. Here are warning signs and ways to get help.

Why Do People Get Depressed?
There's no one reason why people get depressed - many different things can play a role. Find out more about the things that can trigger depression.

Cutting
It can be hard to understand, but people who cut themselves sometimes do it because it actually makes them feel better. They are overflowing with emotions - like sadness, depression, or anger - that they have trouble expressing.

Talking to Parents About Depression
If you feel depressed, you need to reach out for help and support. Read our tips for teens on talking to parents about depression.

Stress & Coping Center
Visit our stress and coping center for advice on how to handle stress, including different stressful situations.

Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that affects some people and appears at the same time each year.

Finding Low-Cost Mental Health Care
If you need mental health care but don't think you can afford it, you're not alone. Get tips on finding low-cost or free mental health care in this article for teens.

5 Ways to Fight Depression
It's important to take action against depression - it doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting professional help, here are 5 ways to feel better.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Sometimes after experiencing a traumatic event, a person has a strong and lingering reaction known as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Getting treatment and support can make all the difference.




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