Teen Suicide: Statistics, Facts & Prevention in the US


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Suicide continues to be what kind of problem?

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1. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages

2. Which of the following may be a sign that a teen is contemplating suicide?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Suicide remains a serious problem in the United States though many resources are being used to try and reduce suicide rates. You can answer these questions to check your understanding of a specific statistic, causes and means of prevention for U.S. teen suicides.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will test you on:

  • The type of problem suicide is considered
  • The age group with the second largest suicide rate
  • A sign of suicidal intention
  • How to prevent suicide
  • Why a teenager would commit suicide

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - check to see that you can accurately recall specific data regarding suicide in the United States
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on teenage suicide
  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge of suicide risk factors and prevention methods to identify a way to help someone who is suicidal

Additional Learning

More facts on this subject are contained in the associated lesson called Teen Suicide: Statistics, Facts & Prevention in the US. Here you will learn about:

  • Suicide statistics
  • An example case of teen suicide
  • Causes of suicide
  • Suicide prevention strategies