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Suicidal Thoughts

The most effective method of suicide awareness and prevention is reducing stigma. Often, people assume that the only way to keep someone safe is to encourage them to “get help.” Getting help is only the first step. There are other strategies that can be used...

According to a recent longitudinal study, the gap between male and female youth suicide rates is narrowing. Historically, there has been a significant gender difference in completed and attempted suicides that has been associated with the types of methods chosen, with boys opting for more...

The suicide rate among teenagers has more than doubled in the past decade and is not showing signs of slowing down. While many parents are concerned that their children could become statistics, a recent study in the journal Pediatrics reported that fifty percent of parents...

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth. The subject is not something that is hushed from social media. Suicide memes are becoming more popular on social media. While the intention of these memes has been questioned, it is thought that they are...

Sleep is a critical component necessary for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Overtime, studies have shown that sleep problems increases the likelihood and intensity of suicidal thoughts or actions. The teenage years present themselves as a time in which staying up late/pulling an all-nighter has no...

The number of teens who experience suicidal thoughts is growing at a rapid pace. The number of hospitalizations as a result of suicidal thoughts or attempts nearly doubled from 2008 to 2015. Warning Signs of Suicidal Thoughts Thoughts of suicide among teens can vary from a passing...

The concept of self harm in teens is a horrifying one for parents; all of whom are deeply troubled by the concept of their precious children cutting, poisoning, or in any way hurting or endangering themselves. Even more disturbing is the fact that teens stand at...

The Centers for Disease Control report that suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people aged 15 to 24; and the fourth leading cause of death for kids ages 10-14. Teen suicide risk is a growing problem in our world today, but...

While teenagers are moving towards other social media platforms, Facebook remains one of the top social networks used by the age group. It’s becoming clearer and clearer that mental health issues are incredibly prevalent in the youth population. It looks like Facebook is striving to...