Youth Suicide Rates Rising, Especially Among Young Teenage Girls
It is important that parents and health care professionals, as well as teachers, coaches, and employers recognize the warning signs of depression and suicide in youth. The warning signs about suicide include talking about suicide or death, changes in eating or sleeping habits, and feeling sad or hopeless about the future. In 2004 approximately 161,000 youth and young adults received emergency medical care for self-inflicted injuries - so we cannot sit back and just pretend it cannot happen to us! Talk to your kids and get them in to see a counselor if you think something is going on that you do not know about!
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