When Young People No Longer Want To Live

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When young people no longer want to live

Do you often have arguments with your parents, siblings, friends or acquaintances? Are you having difficulties at school or having problems with your girlfriend or boyfriend? Having negative feelings is perfectly normal. Get support and believe that things will go up again, even if that is difficult for you to imagine at the moment.


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  • Conflicts in friendships & relationships
  • Beware of online forums!


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It's good when you take your feelings seriously. While it's hard to imagine, some things in life often seem a lot more weighty than they actually are - especially when you are young. As you get older and have more experience of overcoming problems, you often see them with different eyes. But the challenges have to be mastered in the here and now. Sometimes it's hard to imagine. Get help when you get stuck! No matter what happened, suicide is not a solution! Often times when you're young it seems like things can never change. But in reality, life is made up of ongoing changes. You have probably already made the experience that positive experiences do not last long. Always remember that the other way around, negative phases also pass!You can find contact addresses for aid facilities under crisis phones and emergency numbers as well as under crisis facilities and psychosocial support services.

On the website bittelebe.at you can find information and videos on the subject of suicide and young people.

Second leading cause of death in adolescents

What actually is suicide? It means suicide. However, this term is not used in the professional world in order to avoid a linguistic connection with crime. Suicidality is an expression of hopelessness in relation to life problems that seem to be insoluble. Those affected see no other way out than to kill themselves. But there is always a way out and help!

Suicide is relatively rare in children, but the risk of suicide increases sharply in adolescence. According to the ÖGS (Austrian Society for Suicide Prevention), suicide is the second most common cause of death among adolescents and young adults between the ages of 15 and 24. It is therefore necessary to be more sensitive to the need for support in this phase of life.

Growing up is not easy

Puberty is a time of many possibilities, but also a period that can be marked by grief and worry. There is pressure to fit into social communities, get good grades, and act responsibly. It is also the time when sexuality and relationships develop. The steps towards independence often conflict with the rules and expectations of others. Adolescents go through many changes in their lives that are stressful and can give rise to thoughts of suicide. The reasons for suicidality in young people can be very diverse and complex.

Risk Factors & Warning Signs

Risk factors or red flags for suicidality in children and adolescents include:

  • Grief, irritability or restlessness,
  • Hopelessness and decreased self-esteem, often accompanied by depression,
  • previous suicide attempts,
  • Depression or suicidality in the family,
  • psychological, physical or sexual violence,
  • lack of social support, poor relationship with parents, few friendships or feelings of social isolation,
  • Problems related to bisexual or homosexuality, often also in less supportive families or communities, or uncertainty about one's own gender identity and sexual orientation
  • Addiction / dependence,

  • Problems related to bullying or bullying.

Dealing with stress

Stress is something that affects all teenagers at different times in their lives. Regardless of whether it is a family or relationship problem or problems at school or other factors. There are ways to deal with the resulting stress in a healthy way, for example through sporting activities or through relaxation and getting enough sleep. Conversations with another person and support from family and friends are particularly important. Be careful when surfing the Internet: There are online forums on the Internet in which false information about suicide is spread and calls for suicide and self-harm. You should avoid such forums!

Tip Under Kids & Teens you will find a lot of information about mental balance in adolescence as well as contact points for problems.

Conflicts in friendships & relationships

Friendships and relationships are particularly important in adolescence. However, there are good and bad times in all relationships, including friendships and partner relationships. Sometimes it can seem like times are going to stay bad forever. But a relationship doesn't have to end just because something negative happened in the relationship. Problems in relationships and friendships are completely normal and often improve significantly after a while.

Tip In crisis situations, a conversation with a trusted adult can be very helpful! For example, you can also call “Advice on Wire” on 147 if you want to remain anonymous.

Beware of online forums

Exchanging ideas with other people on discussion forums on the Internet can provide relief. However, there are also online forums that spread false information and encourage suicide and self-harm. The explanations presented in these forums may at first glance seem conclusive. However, the information presented there is simply wrong. You should avoid such forums, as they not only spread false information, but can also make you feel worse as a result. It is therefore advisable to seek (preferably professional) help outside of online forums or the Internet.

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