Rise in Suicide Cases Among Teens

by Savitha C Muppala on  January 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM Mental Health News   - G J E 4
A nationwide study has shown that teens may be in need of help for their emotional health as one out of 25 U.S. teens has attempted suicide, and one out of eight has contemplated taking the step.
 Rise in Suicide Cases Among Teens
Rise in Suicide Cases Among Teens

The study which was based on in-person interviews of close to 6,500 teens in the U.S., found that teens who thought about or attempted suicide also suffered a mental disorder, which could be ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, or problems with drug or alcohol abuse.

Nearly 50% of the youth were also undergoing treatment at the time of reporting suicidal behavior. But it should not be thought that mental health treatment does not work for teens.

Experts advise parents to keep a watch over their child's changes in mood and behavior and keep communication open with their teenage children.

Source: Medindia

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