New research points to feelings of failure, hopelessness, loneliness and sadness as some of the potential reasons Black young people are considering or carrying out suicide at unprecedented rates.
Self-blame was found to be associated with experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Nearly 1 in 5 US teenagers battle depression. But parents can help by communicating openly, creating a behavior contract and finding low-pressure opportunities to interact with their teen.
Imposing outright social media bans can do more harm than good.
Youth suicides in the US have increased by around 50% over the past decade – gun availability is a big part of that trend.
The risk of dying changes over the course of a lifetime. Very high at birth, it falls and then gradually rises again… except for a peak after adolescence. Why such a statistical anomaly?
New research shows that many young people report a sense of temporary relief following episodes of self-harm. But there are clear ways to help teens replace injurious behaviors with healthy ones.
A well-intentioned public health message has had serious negative impacts on the treatment of young people for depression.
Nearly all suicide-loss survivors experience guilt, wondering what they could have done to prevent it. But despite decades of research, experts struggle to identify risk factors and predict suicide.
Kentucky lawmakers are trying to make the state the 21st to enact a ban on conversion therapy. In states that are ‘silent’ on the issue, nonprofessionals are allowed to continue the harmful practice.
Suicide prevention experts believe parents can engage in an honest and safe conversation about suicide with kids.
Student mental health was already an issue before the pandemic. And then students felt the strain on all fronts as studies went online and they lost jobs and social contacts.
As universities advocate for ‘zero suicide’ frameworks, it is important for university leaders to work at suicide awareness, prevention and response, and to reinforce a culture of compassion.
In a recent report, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child was highly critical of the Australian government for its youth justice failures and the rise of children with mental health issues.
Over the past decade, more teens have attempted suicide. The trend has vexed researchers, but it’s that much more difficult to determine whether a fictional TV show has had any role.
PM’s advisor Christine Morgan on tackling Australia’s rising suicide rates.
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On this episode, the PM's national suicide prevention advisor speaks with Michelle Grattan on what we know so far about suicide rates, and what needs more clarity.
Teen survivors of school shootings face unique complications and challenges. In the wake of two suicides by teen survivors of the shootings in Parkland, Fla, a child psychiatrist exlpains.
Legs On The Wall’s production deals with the important but taboo topic of youth suicide, particularly in the Indigenous community.
From food insecurity to cyberbullying and teenage suicide, Canada scores low on child health.
Despite the controversy over the graphic content, this Netlix drama could be a lifeline for young people.