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Be Proactive—Prevent Teen Suicide

According to the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents and teens. Furthermore, the NIMH believes that as many as 25 suicides are attempted for every one that is completed. Think about it—that means for every teen who commits suicide, 25 others  attempt unsuccessfully to take their lives. Obviously, teen suicide ...

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

The statistics on teenage depression are sobering. Depression affects approximately 5% of today’s teenagers. Of these, a mere 30% receive any sort of intervention or treatment, even though studies show treatments of depression in adolescents can be effective. The impact of adolescent depression in teenagers has been found to significantly increase the risk of: Major depression and anxiety disorders Social ...

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