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Posts Tagged ‘youth’

Computerized Screening May Help Identify Youth at Risk for Suicide

Researchers have developed a fast, computerized screening test to identify youth at risk for attempting suicide. The test could help emergency departments quickly get supportive services to those who need it. Suicide rates for adolescents have risen over the past two decades. In 2019, nearly...

Suicide and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in LGBTQ Youth

The suicide rates for youth, especially between the ages of 15 and 19, have increased dramatically. Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for the ages 10 to 24. It is believed that this reflects a higher level of psychological distress in today’s youth. The suicide rates are even...

Empowering Adults to Recognize and Respond to Youth in Suicidal Distress

The statistics regarding youth mental health are not only strikingly frightening but they point to the inexcusable reality that what is currently being done to address the problem is not working. According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five teens and young adults live...