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Alive to Thrive: Preventing Teen Suicide

Teen suicide is a serious and troubling problem facing our country. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teens in America. Focus on the Family recently published Alive to Thrive – A Guide to Preventing Teen Suicide, a program that explores the social, psychological and spiritual aspects of the epidemic. This resource, written by clinical

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What is School Surveillance Software?

Children returning to school this year are more likely than ever to be given an electronic device such as a laptop or tablet. While the Children’s Internet Protection Act requires pubic schools to filter inappropriate content, some administrators want to do more to protect students. Increased rates of online bullying and teen suicide have prompted

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Mapping Suicide Deaths Across the United States

The Washington Post released a graphic illustrating the data presented in a new study by a team of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers. The graphic depicts a 30 percent rise in suicides between 1999 and 2016. Researchers hope that mapping suicide rates by county provides greater clarity in describing geographic patterns of suicide and contributes to a better understanding of

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Your Life Has Purpose

Over the course of one week, fashion designer Kate Spade and television personalty Anthony Bourdain committed suicide. Both individuals seemingly had it all. From the world’s perspective, they were attractive, successful and led exciting lives. However, they each found themselves in such darkness that they felt death was better than the life they were leading.

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13 Reasons Why: Season Two

Netflix recently released the second season of its original series, 13 Reasons Why, a show that quickly became a cultural phenomenon last summer. In the aftermath of Season One, parents and educators across the country learned that teens want to talk about the difficult issues addressed in the show. Producers say the show was originally created to encourage viewers to

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Suicide Prevention

This video, created by Mayo Clinic, shows teens describing common warning signs exhibited by a teen who is considering suicide. The video also includes suggestions for what to say to a teen who may be at risk for suicide. Learn how you can communicate directly and immediately. For more information about how you can recognize red flags congruent

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Teen Suicide: 7 Warning Signs to Watch For

Teenagers are capable of all kinds of unexpected behavior. How can you tell whether a teen is exhibiting typical teenage angst or showing signs that he or she is at risk for suicide? Here are seven red flags the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) encourages parents and educators watch for: Changes in eating or sleeping habits

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