August 28, 2018

Under Pressure

  Johnny is a sixteen year old high school student. He has never smoked, and has never consumed  alcohol. Johnny works very hard in school, and maintains a 3.8 GPA. He dresses […]
February 23, 2018

Delaying Action Costs Lives

If a child says he or she is seriously considering suicide or has just made a suicide attempt, immediate treatment at an emergency room may be necessary.  […]
February 10, 2018

Suicide does not discriminate

Each day, an average of 12 young people commit suicide in the United States, leaving behind devastated family and friends. Most youth show clear signs of their […]
September 22, 2017

Teen Suicide

Last week was National Suicide Prevention Week in the U.S. On Tuesday, as many people were out to lunch in downtown Phoenix, a man jumped to […]
May 20, 2016

Help your child cope with trauma

What is the best way to talk to children about tragedy and help them cope with traumatic events? Dr. Prakash Masand, a former consulting professor of […]
May 6, 2016

The Issue of Contagion

Along with the previously mentioned causal factors, a common environmental risk for teens can be exposure to the suicidal behavior of others. When a life is […]
April 22, 2016

Cries For Help

Although threats of suicide and suicidal talk are not new phenomena, they have spread to online platforms in recent years, making them not only more difficult […]
April 8, 2016

Living Testament

The issue of teen suicide has always been extremely real for me because I was there myself less than four years ago.     When I […]
March 25, 2016

I Am Not Alone

Being 13 and just wanting to fit in really takes a toll on a person. I was that age when I first attempted suicide.   I […]