What’s Driving The Rise Of Mental Health Issues And Suicide In Teens?

What’s Driving The Rise Of Mental Health Issues And Suicide In Teens?

By Dr. Mark Goulston – Guest Writer – Pride News

Suicide is now the second-leading cause of death for teens (after accidental injury). Further, a new study shows that the number of children and teens in the U.S. who visited the ER for suicidal thoughts and attempts doubled between 2007 and 2015. It’s time to untangle the causes of mental health issues in teens and start saving lives.

Modern life creates a perfect storm that can lead to teen depression, anxiety, and sometimes, suicide. To stop it, we must understand where their pain is stemming from. This’s why we created Stay Alive, a new documentary, available here on YouTube, serving at-risk populations and featuring suicide survivor Kevin Hines and suicide prevention advocate Rayko (#StayAliveNow). Once everyone can empathize with their isolation, pain, and fear, we can offer understanding, and help them feel far less alone.


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