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Eating Disorders in Teens Lead to Higher Suicide Risk Rates, Study Shows

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More teens than ever before are suffering from eating disorders -- and they're also more likely to suffer from suicidal thoughts, a new study shows. Researchers report...
All eating disorders were associated with a higher lifetime risk for suicidal tendencies.

Teen Uses Faceboook to Give Hope to Suicidal Youth

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.

School Officials Often React Poorly to Student Suicides, Experts Say

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: MTC
When 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.

Mother of 13-Year-Old Who Committed Suicide Urges Schools to Prevent Bullying

After years of enduring anti-gay harassment at school, Seth Walsh, 13, hanged himself from a plum tree in his family's back yard. For years, Seth's mother, Wendy Walsh, tried to get Tehachapi, Calif., school district officials to do something...A mother reads her son's suicide note and describes the unbearable harassment at school that contributed to his death.

One Third of LGBT Youth Have Attempted Suicide

People participate in a candlelight vigil for Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi, who committed suicide in September. Credit: Reena Rose Sibayan, AP
It may get better, but for many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, it's still...
The good news is that 70 percent of the LGBT youth in the study didn't meet the criteria for any mental disorders.

Report Looks at Internet as Influence in Suicides

Rutgers students attend a candlelight vigil for suicide victim Tyler Clementi. Credit: Reena Rose Sibayan, AP
The increase in the number of reports about online suicide pacts, often between people who have never even met, suggests the...
The increase in the number of reports about online suicide pacts, often between people who have never even met, suggest the possibility of a growing phenomenon, according to a new report.

Should You Explain Suicide to Young Kids?

My oldest just turned 9. His innocence is still fairly solid, but I see the edges starting to fray a bit. I'm not ready. I want to protect Jack from everything that is ugly or "grown up" about the world. I don't want to talk about sex. I don't...When the author's 9-year-old son asked her about suicide, she wanted to change the subject. Instead, she decided to embrace her opportunity.

Children More Likely to Attempt Suicide After Mothers Kill Themselves

Kids who lose a mother to suicide are more likely to attempt it themselves. Credit: Getty Images
People who commit suicide may think they're leaving behind a world of pain and misery, but they're actually creating one. This is especially true...
Losing a father painful, but losing a mother has the most devastating impact, researchers find.

Opinion: Bullying Stops With Parents

Tyler Clementi, 18, a first year student at Rutgers University in New Jersey, killed himself shortly after being spied on and having footage of himself streamed online. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Last week we mourned over several teenage suicides:...
Tweens and teens are grappling with who they are in the romantic world, so many of whom are bullied at school for being different, so many of whom remain silent about their struggles and pain.

ADHD in Childhood Associated With Risk of Depression and Suicide, Study Says

Early intervention may help kids who develop depression concurrently with ADHD. Credit: Getty Images
Young children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appear to be at greater risk for adolescent depression and/or suicide...
Young children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appear to be at greater risk for adolescent depression and/or suicide attempts five to 13 years after they are diagnosed, according to a report released today.

Opinion: Right to Die Billboard Sends the Wrong Message

Is this billboard irresponsible? Credit: Jerry McCrea, The Star-Ledger
A billboard in New Jersey is sending a dangerous message to kids. The sign, on Route 22 in Hillside, N.J., reads "My Life, My Death, My Choice" and is followed by the...

Amazing Mom: Brenda High

After her son committed bullycide, Brenda High launched JaredStory.com and Bully Police USA. Credit: Sonja Yearsley
Amazing Mom: Brenda High, who founded JaredStory as a tribute to her son who took his own life as a result of being bullied, and...

Demi Moore, Nia Vardalos Help Teen Threatening Suicide on Twitter

Actresses Demi Moore and Nia Vadalos helped save a young man who posted messages on Twitter that he was going to commit suicide last week.
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The teen posted a message on Moore's Twitter...

Depression Linked to Bedtimes

Does your teen have a bedtime? Photo: husin.sani/Flickr
My eight-year-old has had a bad case of teen envy for quite some time. In addition to the fun-filled and exciting lives she is convinced they lead, she thinks that the best part of being...

Bullied to Death

17-year-old Mentor, Ohio High School student Eric Mohat was the target of relentless verbal and physical abuse from his fellow students. In March of 2007, Eric committed suicide after one of his tormentors said, "Why don't you go home and shoot...

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