UMMS: Teen Suicide Risk Calculator
UMMS Health Calculators

Is your teen contemplating suicide?

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In a study of 11,426 teens, 10 percent of the girls and 8 percent of the boys thought about suicide during the past year, and 3.6 percent said they had attempted suicide.

Many parents find these statistics alarming. Our teen suicide risk calculator can help you assess your teen's likelihood of contemplating suicide. The result can help you understand some of the reasons why teens have suicidal thoughts.

This test should be used only as a guideline and is based on information found in the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent Health.

Please select the appropriate response to the following 9 questions:


Question 1 of 9:

Select your teen's grade-level in school (if your teen is not currently enrolled, please pick the grade your teen would be in if he were in school):




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