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For youths in Canada age 15-19, suicide is the second leading cause of death (first is motor vehicle accidents).
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Is life too much now?

Are you feeling that life just isn't worth it right now? That's a tough question. For sure, being a teen can be tough. Trouble at home, problems with relationships, difficulties at school, worries about the future, confusion about who you are, unfair expectations, thinking that you're unwanted, unloved, or a burden to others - it can all seem like too much.

So no, there's nothing crazy about feeling rejection or hurt, loss or anger, shame or guilt, or whatever strong emotions you're carrying. Those feelings are very real, and can be painful and even overwhelming.

Right now you might not see a way out. A lot of teens share that idea.

It can happen to anyone

Anyone can have thoughts of suicide any age, any background, any culture, for any reason, at any time.

Here is a list of contributing factors:

  • History of suicide attempts
  • Mental Illness
  • Loss or bereavement (especially by suicide)
  • Alcohol or drug abuse (self or family)
  • Experience of abuse or violence
  • Gender identity issues
  • Access to firearms
  • Chronic illness or disability
  • Conflict in relationships
  • Perceived failure or inadequacy
  • Anything which creates unbearable pain for a particular person

You might have your own reasons for considering suicide.

You're not alone

Feeling desperate and alone doesn't make you crazy - but it could mean that you need some help or support. A solution can be hard to see. But it's there.

You're not alone in your feelings. And you don't have to be alone in dealing with them. Talk to someone who can help -a friend or a parent, a trusted adult or your favourite teacher, a school guidance counsellor or social worker, a health professional or the experts on a crisis line. It's hard sometimes, but there are ways out.

For more information on supports/resources in the Peel area click here