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the troubling stats on teen suicide among hispanic girls

Posted by Michele Brown on Jul 19, 2017 2:42:27 PM

The devastating statistics on teen suicide are startling, and should be taken seriously by any parent, especially if your child has existing mental health issues. Suicide is, sadly, the second leading cause of death (after traffic fatalities) for teenagers in the U.S., accounting for eight deaths per 100,000 teens.

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Topics: Depression, Teen Suicide, Research, Mental Health

13 ways to talk to your kids about 13 reasons why

Posted by Poul C. Poulsen, MA, LPC on May 3, 2017 2:49:59 PM

If you are parenting an adolescent or teenager, you’ve heard of the Netflix Original Series 13 Reasons Why.  Chances are, your children have too. The television series, based on a novel by the same name, is a fictional story of a teenage girl’s suicide and other sensitive issues associated with it. The show has quite unceremoniously placed the issue of teen suicide in the front and center in our community conversations. However, many of us parents are discovering the difficulty of having conversations about teen suicide and its representation in 13 Reasons Why in our own homes with our own children. The mere introduction of something so tragic has left parents wondering what to do. Do you let your kid watch the series? Will it cause your child to romanticize suicide? The answer might come easier with some guidance.

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Topics: Children's Mental Health, Teen Suicide, Parenting

That time poetry killed the suicide plan

Posted by One in Five Minds on Jul 24, 2015 3:09:00 PM

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Topics: Teen Suicide