Okay, here's the terrible news: A 2009 study of New York City public high school students found one in 10 had attempted suicide, and 3.4 percent got so far as to require medical attention. I wish I could say I'm shocked by this, but I know two teens...It is time to have "The Talk" with our kids. No, not the talk about sex. The one about suicide.
Adolescence -- for all of its trauma and anguish -- comes and goes in the blink of an eye. Adults know this. They have been through the valley of the shadow of angst. Teenagers, however, lack that perspective. They peer into the future and can...Teen helps talk suicidal peers back from the brink.
The outpouring of grief over a suicide could be seen as glorifying the person who completed suicide, which may cause other teens to think they want all that attention. Credit: MTCWhen a teenager commits suicide, schools usually...The outpouring of grief over a student suicide could be seen as glorifying the person who completed suicide, which may cause other teens to think they want all that attention.
A stuffed animal memorial is shown at the home of Samantha Kelly in Huron Township, Mich. Credit: APHURON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Samantha Kelly endured merciless taunting from classmates after they learned that the high school freshman had...Samantha Kelly endured merciless taunting from classmates after they learned that the high school freshman had accused a senior of rape.
Parents are often uncomfortable speaking with their college-age children about depression. Credit: Getty ImagesAs many parents can attest, senior year of high school is a cauldron of emotions. Excitement and fear coexist during this busy...
(Click the photo to see the Top 10 Children's Books on Life Changing Subjects) A 12-year-old from Shanghai tragically committed suicide this week -- but one bookstore isn't blaming bad parents, exam pressure, or playgrounds bullies. Instead they're...