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Adolescent suicide is a major issue in Thailand. According to prior data, suicide is one of the leading causes of death in adolescents. Adolescent is in the period of vulnerable, rapid changes in various development, sudden increase in responsibilities, including daily life struggles. For these reasons, adolescents sometimes choose to handle life difficulties with suicide. Adolescent suicide can affect families, schools and society, leading to enormous loss. Causes and factors related to adolescent suicide, either biological, psychological, or social aspect, is different compared to other ages. Studies from different countries were reported in different results depending on diverse socioeconomic background. Adolescent suicide prevention is a global agenda that has been discussed extensively. The aim of this article is to review the incidence, cause and prevention of adolescent suicide. We reviewed both national and international articles to help the readers realize and understand adolescent suicide problems in Thailand and around the world. This knowledge would lead to proper prevention of adolescent suicide.