Summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice around suicide
Case reviews highlight that the warning signs of teenage suicide are often overlooked as typical adolescent behaviour. This means that young people are not always receiving the help that they need.
The learning from these reviews highlights that professionals should take young people’s suicide talk seriously and work hard to engage with and support young people.
This briefing is based on reviews published since 2010, where the young people involved have made an attempt on or taken their own lives and the reports were sufficiently detailed to be useful for identifying and sharing learning points.