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Teens with self-harm history susceptible to suicide, says study

March 27, 2018   0 Comments

Teens with self-harm history susceptible to suicide, says study

Teens display self-harm behaviors to ease painful emotions and psychological distress; express emotional turmoil; self-punish to reduce their feeling of guilt; regain a sense of control; or distract oneself from difficult situations. At times, these also signal a cry for help. Unfortunately, the incidences of self-harm among teens are rising. Though the primary motive of
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Helping children cope with grief after student suicides

February 27, 2018   0 Comments

Helping children cope with grief after student suicides

Coping with the anguish of a loved one’s death by suicide can be an overwhelming challenge for those individuals who were closely associated with the deceased. And when the suicide victim is a teen student, it devastates not only his/her parents and family members, but also other students and peer groups. Student suicides also result
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Report shows 141% jump in suicides among Utah youth

December 11, 2017   0 Comments

Report shows 141% jump in suicides among Utah youth

A report by the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP), released in November 2017, highlighted an urgent public health problem in the state. The data, collected in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), showed that between 2011 and 2015, there was a 141.3 percent increase in
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Online game Blue Whale Challenge suspected behind 15-year-old Texan’s suicide

July 14, 2017   0 Comments

Parents of a Texas teenager who committed suicide on July 8, 2017 are blaming their son’s death on a gruesome online game “Blue Whale Challenge,” which targets vulnerable teens and young adults by connecting with them on social media platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram. The 15-year-old, Isaiah Gonzalez, was found hanging in his
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