Suicide is the most common cause of death among young people, accounting for a third of deaths among 16 to 24-year-olds. Suicide is often preventable, if people are able to recognise the signs and act quickly.
Understanding the processes of grooming and offending behaviour helps us recognise the dynamics that impact on children and young people who have been affected by sexual assault.
Knowing when to really be concerned and when not to is important. Adolescence is a time of such significant change that it’s hard to know what’s ‘normal’ and to be expected, and what’s not.