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As a clinical psychologist, I probably think about suicide more often and in different ways than most. I am all too familiar with the frustrating gaps in our knowledge base: what causes it, who is at risk, how do we prevent it? I understand the stigma and misconceptions surrounding it, and I know, firsthand, the collateral damage that stems from it.
For, suicide is the second common cause of death among youngsters. Most often families and friends are unable to comprehend why their loved ones would take such a drastic step. Suicidal thought is a silent killer stalking young minds.
A gay year-old who left a suicide note on social media was found earlier today and is currently safe. The teen, who has not been named in the media, lives in the Chinese city of Qingdao, a city of six million. He wrote a long post on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform, that described the abuse he faced from a homophobic society. He said that he came to realize he was gay and, though a good student, he was bullied at school and beaten by his teacher for not being masculine enough.
Last updated: Suicide among children younger than 16 years of age is a very rare event and is not yet fully understood. In the time span from to there were 14—37 suicides in the age group 0—19 years per year in Norway Norwegian Institute of Public Health,
A mother found unresponsive in an Ontario home where the bodies of her two daughters were discovered Tuesday has been named as a suspect in their deaths, police said Wednesday. Officers responded to the home about 4 p. Bill Russell said.
They might last only a few seconds. But suicidal thoughts can also be a sign of suicidal intent, like making suicide plans or a suicide attempt. Suicidal thoughts can come suddenly, or they might follow a stressful time.
Teen suicide is preventable. Know the risk factors, the warning signs and the steps you can take to protect your teen. Is your teen at risk of suicide?
Leelah Alcorn November 15, — December 28, was an American transgender girl whose suicide attracted international attention. Alcorn had posted a suicide note to her Tumblr blog, writing about societal standards affecting transgender people and expressing the hope that her death would create a dialogue about discrimination, abuse and lack of support for transgender people. Assigned male at birth, she was given the name Joshua Alcorn and raised in Ohio by a family affiliated with the Churches of Christ movement.