Teen suicide is the second-leading cause of death for teenagers and young adults, and experts believe it’s preventable. On World Suicide Prevention Day, people from across the globe work to educate the public and help develop successful intervention techniques to ultimately lower the rates of suicide each year. Knowing what signs to look for in those who are at-risk is key to stopping an attempt before it's made.

The American Psychological Association has found more than 90 percent of those who die by suicide exhibit risk factors, including depression and other mental disorders, along with substance-abuse disorders. Suicide is responsible for a high death toll: More than 800,000 people around the world take their own lives each year, but it’s estimated that for every suicide, another 20 others have attempted.

According to the World Health Organization, risk factors accumulate on top of one another, and eventually increase a person’s chances for suicidal thoughts and attempts. By addressing the risk factors as they become present in a person’s life, parents, siblings, friends, and loved ones can help lower the risk with dramatic success. Warning signs of suicidal thoughts include: talking about death, a recent loss, changes in personality, changes in behavior, changes in sleeping patterns, changes in eating habits, fear of losing control, low self-esteem, and expressing no hope for the future.

9 Uplifting Quotes For Those Who Have Ever Lost Hope

1. “All things are difficult before they are easy.” - Thomas Fuller

2. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” - Winston Churchill

3. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

4. “If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” -Fred Rogers

5. “There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.” - C. S. Lewis

6. “We sometimes think we want to disappear, but all we really want is to be found.” - Unknown

7. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. ” - Christian D. Larson

8. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” - Eleanor Roosevelt.

9. “I hope you live a life you are proud of. If you find that you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald