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Learn the warning signs, from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. If you’re concerned about someone, talk to them. Ask “Are you thinking about suicide?" Let them know help is available and assist them in getting it.
Counseling expert Eric Beeson at Northwestern University talks with Chicago Tribune reporter Cindy Dampier about the spectrum of suicide behaviors in a June 10, 2018, article: "Suicide is not typically an impulsive act."
Read up on the mental health problems young people are experiencing: "Teens are increasingly depressed, anxious, and suicidal. How can we help?" by Brian Resnick, July 2019 in Vox.