Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teens. Included in this article are three perspectives on this topic: the parent, the teen and the professional. Not all suicides are preventable, and not all cases of depression are treatable. Your Teen looks at the leading factors of depression and suicide in hopes that those who can be helped, will be helped.
Three years ago, my 16-year-old son tried to kill himself. Our day began in the usual hectic way…Read more.
My first child was born on a warm Baltimore day, March 28, 1989. Labor and delivery were a long and arduous ordeal. Our son Dan* was a real “firecracker” from the instant he arrived…Read more.
By Kirk W. Zajak.
What makes a person influential? Is it their actions, their friendship, their life? For me, Andrei Philip Lehman didn’t influence me through his life, but unfortunately, through his death… Read more.
By Dr. Nora McNamara & Denise Bedoya, MA, CCRP.
Adolescence is too frequently described in popular culture as a period of intense suffering and psychopathology… Read more.
Click here for tips on how to start a conversation about the topic of suicide with your teen, and where to seek help.