It is important to talk to your teenager about the suicide attempt to help him understand what has happened. Without support of family/friends, he may try to makes sense of this ...
They say it is a period of whirlwinds when adolescence hits an individual. This is a time when everything seems to run amok; mentally and emotionally, physically as well. As parents, ...
Teenagers face a host of pressures, from the changes of puberty to questions about who they are and where they fit in. With all this turmoil and uncertainty, it isn’t always ...
Are you concerned that someone you know may be at risk for suicide? Your first step in helping may be as simple as learning the FACTS or warning signs. The following ...
Every parent would like to believe that suicide is not relevant to them or their family or friends. Unfortunately, it’s all too relevant for all of us. It’s the 3rd leading ...
Being bullied or spending an excessive amount of time on the internet could increase the risk of teen suicides, according to a new study released today by the American Academy of ...
Research shows that approximately 90% of people who have died by suicide were suffering from a mental illness at the time. The most common mental illness reported was depression. Impulsivity and ...
Many young people face high levels of stress and confusion, along with family problems. When you throw in raging hormones, it sometimes seems more than a teen can handle. Perhaps it’s ...
Suicidal behavior in teens can lead to tragic consequences. And, with teen suicide as the third leading cause of adolescent death, it is important to realize the stakes in preventing teen ...
The statistics on teen suicide are incredibly sobering. According to the CDC, an average of 8 percent of American teens will attempt suicide every year. It’s the second leading cause of ...
Depression has increased from 8.7 percent to 11.3 percent among youth 12 to 20 years of age in the past 10 years, according to research published in the November Journal of ...
There is an angst, depression and hopelessness plaguing our young people. Teen suicide is the second-leading cause of death among those ages 10 to 24 nationwide. It has surpassed motor vehicle ...
Mental illness, like physical illness, needs treatment. Stigma and the fear of judgment can force a young person into silence. Hiding depression is common. Untreated teen depression can lead to self-medication ...
Are you the parent of a depressed teen? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in 2015 an estimated 3 million teens in ...
I recently met with a friend whose daughter committed suicide. Her daughter was a recovering alcoholic, and an argument with her significant other pushed her back towards drinking, and in the ...
As thousands of students across the country are starting high school, new figures reveal nearly one in four young people have experienced bullying in the past 12 months, and were most ...
There is an angst, depression and hopelessness plaguing our young people. Teen suicide is now the second leading cause of death in youth between the ages 10-24 nationwide. It has surpassed ...
The recent suicide of Grace Loncar and the subsequent death of her heart broken father has haunted me since I first read of her death. As high school counselors, my colleagues ...
Donna Besler-Tatem of Canandaigua received a horrifying phone call. Her son Brennan Tatem, a 19-year-old Pepperdine University sophomore in Malibu, California, had taken his life by hanging himself. Two years later, ...
We communicate in many ways, not just with our words. But nonverbal signals are often missed in conversation. Now, social scientists have found a way to train machines to spot the ...
Does the right music truly soothe the savage beast in all of us? It may help the young deal at least with depression and other issues, especially through a new approach ...
Depression is rising among young adults and adolescents in the U.S., with teenage girls in particular growing more depressed than boys, researchers found. At the same time, mental health care isn’t ...
Car crashes are all too common and very scary, but for middle school students, there’s a much scarier threat. For the first time ever, more middle schoolers are dying by suicide ...
The teenage years are notoriously turbulent. Adolescents are establishing their own identities, doing more things independently, trying out different roles, taking more risks socially, and possibly experimenting with drugs and alcohol, ...
“In 2010 I was severely depressed, suicidal, and feeling like a failure at life, so I tried to kill myself – obviously I was a failure at that too, thankfully,” wrote ...
‘Teens’ is a decisive period of your child’s life. They will have to face several crucial stages while moving towards adolescence. Consciously or unconsciously, they might feel they don’t need you, ...
“So, how was your day? Anything exciting happen?” asked the mother as she picked up her daughter from school. Her teenage daughter grunted as she got into the car, “Just the ...
The teen years can be a time of stress, confusion and uncertainty. There is pressure to fit in, to stand out and to succeed. So you can hardly blame adolescents for ...
Adolescent suicide is devastating for family, friends and their communities. The loss of a child or sibling leaves an abyss, typically accompanied by feelings of grief, helplessness, anger and questions about ...
When a string of teen suicides happens in succession, they’re called suicide clusters or copycat suicides. New research suggests certain community dynamics can encourage suicide clusters and hinder suicide prevention efforts. ...