suicide

Suicide Rates for U.S. Teens & Young Adults Reaches All-Time High

A new Harvard study brings the depressing news that suicide rates for teens and young adults reached an all-time high in 2017. Fueled mainly by a sharp rise in suicides among older teenage boys, the rate of 14.6 suicides per 100,000 people between the ages of 15 and 24 is the highest it's been...
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2 Parkland Shooting Survivors Commit Suicide 1 Week Apart

Florida’s emergency chief is calling on the state legislature to provide more mental health resources at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after two teenage survivors of the school's 2018 shooting committed suicide in the past week. Last Sunday, 19-year-old Sydney Aiello killed herself with a...
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Social Media Causes Spike in Suicidal Thoughts in Young People

Young adults born after 1995 are experiencing more mental health issues and it could be due to social media, according to a new study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Researchers found that suicidal thoughts and actions from young adults spiked by nearly 50 percent between 2008 and...
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Preteen Suicide Risk at 30 Percent, Study Says

More than 29 percent of children between the ages 10 and 12 who visited emergency rooms for either physical or psychiatric treatment screened positive for suicide risk, according to a new study published in the journal Hospital Pediatrics . Among the preteens who visited the ER for psychiatric...
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INTERVIEW: Stop the Stigma ROC

I got the chance to speak with an incredibly impressive young woman named Maeve Reed who is a senior at Fairport and the Founder and Youth Executive Director of Stop the Stigma ROC. We talked about how Stop the Stigma ROC got started, where it's headed, suicide prevention, mental health in schools...
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