teen suicide 

Phoebe Prince's Mom Speaks Out, Faces Daughter's Bullies

More than one year after teen Phoebe Prince committed suicide because of unbearable harassment at school, the teens who bullied her appeared in court this week to receive sentencing. Five plead guilty and were given one year probation and 100...
Phoebe Prince's mother confronted her daughter's bullies.

Phoebe Prince's Bullies Apologize, Are Sentenced to 1 Year Probation, Community Service

On Jan. 14, 2010, teenager Phoebe Prince hung herself in her home, and, soon after her death, details of the bullying and harassment she faced at school began to unravel.
Six alleged bullies faced felony charges in their hometown of Hadley, Mas...
Two of those charged plead guilty, avoid jail time.

Parents Sue School District After Their 13-Year-Old's Suicide Following Sexting Bullying

A Florida school district is being sued by the parents of an eighth grade student who committed suicide in 2009, after being harassed by classmates due to a sexting incident, Reuters reports. The news service says Donna and Charles Witsell cla...Parents of an eighth grader who committed suicide is now suing the school district.

Suicide-Proof Your Teen (as Much as You Can)

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.

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 s...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 be...
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.

Rape Charge Dropped After Accuser Commits Suicide

A stuffed animal memorial is shown at the home of Samantha Kelly in Huron Township, Mich. Credit: AP
HURON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Samantha Kelly endured merciless taunting from classmates after they learned that the high school freshman had accus...
Samantha Kelly endured merciless taunting from classmates after they learned that the high school freshman had accused a senior of rape.

Transitioning to College: Parents Can Help Ease the Process

Parents are often uncomfortable speaking with their college-age children about depression. Credit: Getty Images
As many parents can attest, senior year of high school is a cauldron of emotions. Excitement and fear coexist during this busy transit...

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 web...

Cartoon bunny attempts suicide, real-life children follow suit

(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...

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