Teen Suicide Help

Teen suicide help including information on depression, stress and relationships.


Core Message:

Although it is hard to believe, many things that seem huge when you are young will seem very minor years later.   How many people will remember a problem 10 years later, or even one year later?   Bad times always change, and depression will always fade away, with or without treatment.

Depending on our age, we all see things very differently.   Middle-aged and older adults do not get so passionate, for better or for worse, because they have learned more things as the years go on.  Something that seems world-shattering to a young person or a young adult, will seem much less important after time has passed.   When you are young, it seems that certain things will never change, but the reality is that life always changes.   If things are good now, you know from time to time they will change; equally, if things are bad now, you must remember that things will change for you also!


Friendships and Relationships:

In your teenage years and early adult years, friendships and relationships are very important.  However, good times and bad times happen in all relationships, in all friendships and in all marriages.  I suggest that you do not know any relationship which has been good all the time!

It is important to keep a perspective on the bad times and the good times.   If something bad happens in a relationship, it is not inevitably the end of that relationship, otherwise there would be no friendships or marriages lasting beyond a few weeks.   So if you are having a problem in a friendship or in a relationship, please do keep in mind that this is very common and very normal, and if you wait long enough, the situation will change.

No matter what goes wrong in a friendship or a relationship, do keep in mind that your survival is vital.  If something disastrous happens between you and another person, you know that other person would not want you to die either.   If you had a major fallout with a friend or someone with whom you were having a relationship, you would not want the other person to die!  

Treat yourself the way you would want the other person to behave, even if there was a sudden problem between you and them.


More teen articles to the right on some of the following topics, or go to the Helpful Articles area for more.

  • Teen Suicide Help
  • Preventing Teen Suicide help
  • Teen Depression and Suicide help
  • Depression in Teenagers
  • Teenage Stress Management



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