Pictures of, as well as drawings and letters from, loved ones could help banish unhappy young people's suicidal thoughts, said an experienced counsellor. Amy Chow Yin-man, from the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, said a tailor-made 'psychological first aid kit' could effectively suppress suicidal impulses. Phone numbers of best friends, counsellors, youth hotlines and written dreams about topics such as finding love or travelling around the world should be included in the kit. A recent study conducted by the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong revealed that suicide was the leading cause of death among youngsters aged 15 to 24. 'Youngsters who attempt suicide usually feel they have no choice when they encounter problems and they are inexperienced [in handling the situation],' Ms Chow said. Asking for help from family, friends, or professionals was a good way to prevent tragedies. Thinking about the consequences of suicide and the impact on others also helped.