ONE IN FIVE MINDS: A Parent’s Guide To Battling Teen Suicide

A suicide epidemic currently exists among teens. In fact, you’ve probably heard many startling statistics, such as that suicide is the second-leading cause of death between ages 10 and 34, according to the National Institute for Mental Health. And maybe you’ve heard that 8.6% of high school students attempted suicide in the past 12 months, according to The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.

Knowing what to do to decrease these statistics is often left unaddressed in workshops and fact sheets on the topic. What can you do as a parent to spot the signs of depression, as well as talk to your child about bullying and suicide? There are actually some simple steps you can take as a parent to help battle teen suicide.

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