The Program by Suzanne Young features an alternate reality where teen suicide has become an epidemic. And as frightening as this imagined world is, the fact is that suicide is a real problem in the real world. With that in mind, here are some resources to help you or anyone you know experiencing this very real and very serious problem.
Call 24 hours a day: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Understanding and preventing suicide through research, education, and advocacy
Includes a variety of information & research, including:
- Facts about suicide & suicide prevention in teens & young adults
- FAQs about suicide in America
- Suicide in the U.S.: Statistics & Prevention
A suicidal person may not ask for help, but that doesn’t mean that help isn’t wanted. Most people who commit suicide don’t want to die—they just want to stop hurting. Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. If you think a friend or family member is considering suicide, you might be afraid to bring up the subject. But talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life.
Read more about suicide, and suicide prevention here. And remember: there is ALWAYS someone you can talk to. Call the number listed above, visit one of these websites, reach out to a friend or family member. Even reach out to us here at Novel Novice.