There is a major misconception that teens engaging in consistent bad behavior or making subtle suicidal statements are simply seeking attention.
And even if they were simply seeking attention, WHAT is going on with them they would go to that level to get attention?
Generally something else is going on and they should be assessed more seriously for a bigger issue, such as a threat to their safety or a mental health issue.
If teens are engaging in consistently poor choices and making subtle suicidal statements there is likely more to the story.
We as adults need to be careful to not simply classify and brush off such behavior as attention seeking. Please take this behavior more seriously, and if you are concerned they are simply seeking attention the natural consequences of 'faking it' will likely keep them from 'faking it' again.
If you are concerned about a suicidal teenager please contact your local 911 or crisis center...you can also call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255
**This video is not meant to replace or act as professional outpatient psychotherapy services. It is for education, awareness and entertainment purposes only**