6 Teen Suicide Resources for Parents

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Did you know that teen suicide accounts for thousands of deaths each year? It’s the second leading cause of death among people between the ages of 10 and 24. There are countless reasons for this trend, but the point is that people are dying, and it’s terrifying. That’s especially true for parents who know their child…

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Supportive Adults Can Reduce Teen Suicide Attempts

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Social support is one of the most important protective factors against suicidal thoughts. Teens are more likely to feel a sense of belonging and to trust that they have people that they can go to if they are feeling unsafe. According to the National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, teens who report having at…

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Finding Help: Suicide Awareness and Prevention In Teens

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention Jordan Killpack, MA, NCC, CMHC Adolescence is defined by change, development, growth, and discovery and all too often is a time of angst, anxiety, depression, and struggles to understand one’s self.  In 2014 suicide was the second leading cause of death among young people ages 13-19 (CDC, 2014). The good news…

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