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Preventing teen suicide

Hazelden provides evidence-based, comprehensive resources for schools that address the topic of teen suicide prevention

Teenagers experience intense feelings of self-doubt, peer-pressure, stress, pressure to succeed, and other fears. For some, additional stresses such as divorce, moving, or combined families can intensify their feelings of self-doubt. 

The statistics about youth suicide are disturbing:
According to the Hazelden publication LifeLines, clinical studies have shown:

The LifeLines program organizes the warning signs of suicide by use of the acronym FACTS, which stands for feelings, actions, changes, threats, and situations.


Hazelden is dedicated to helping young people live healthy lives. We provide evidence-based resources that address the important issues that teen face everyday, including teen suicide, alcohol and drug use, bullying, and dating violence. To see a complete listing of all the materials Hazelden offers addressing the topic of suicide, please visit our online bookstore.

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. As the nation's leading nonprofit provider of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient addiction and mental health care for adults and youth, the Foundation has treatment centers and telehealth services nationwide as well as a network of collaborators throughout health care. Through charitable support and a commitment to innovation, the Foundation is able to continually enhance care, research, programs and services, and help more people. With a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center, the Foundation today is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in its services and throughout the organization, which also encompasses a graduate school of addiction studies, a publishing division, an addiction research center, recovery advocacy and thought leadership, professional and medical education programs, school-based prevention resources and a specialized program for children who grow up in families with addiction.

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