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Youth Suicide

Canadian Arctic Territory Under Pressure To Tackle Suicide Crisis

Arctic Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.05.2017 | Home

Canada’s youngest Arctic territory has the highest suicide rate in the country – and also one of the highest in the world. Last fall, its premier ...

Catching the Dream of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe -- A Glimmer of Hope in a Native 'National Emergency'

Reiner Lomb | Posted 07.01.2016 | Fifty
Reiner Lomb

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (UMUT) is one of three tribes that comprise the Ute Nation and one of 566 federally recognized tribes that are dealing with this national crisis. For more than 2,000 years, the people of the Ute Nation have lived in Colorado, Utah, and Northern Arizona.

Rebecca Klein

Native Leaders Tell Senators How To Help Stop Youth Suicide | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

Ten years ago, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians in Minnesota endured an unimaginable tragedy when one of its teens fatally shot his grandfather, ...

Rural Youth Suicides Almost Double Rates In Urban Areas

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living

A troubling new report on youth suicide shows that the gap between rural deaths and urban deaths is widening; From 1996 to 2010, rates of death from s...

Better days

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

Suicide is neither contagious nor incited by conversation. Just as we teach our children to look both ways before they cross the street or to brush their teeth before bedtime, we need to arm them with the truth about depression and suicide.

Here's How Skipping One Meal Could Help Prevent LGBT Youth Suicide

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Earlier this year, anti-gay organization The Family Foundation announced its plans to organize “40 Days of Prayer, Fasting, and Repentance for Marri...

Book Excerpt: Post Mortem

Lynn Keane | Posted 08.23.2014 | Home
Lynn Keane

In writing Give Sorrow Words I wanted to invite readers to join me on my journey. My intention was to let our story unfold naturally, not be weighed down by statistics and research. However, it was also important that readers understand that there is never one reason in suicide.

WATCH: Lending An Ear To Prevent LGBT Youth Suicide

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.24.2016 | Queer Voices

In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Trevor Project is launching the "Talk To Me" campaign, engaging a number of influential faces from...

My Sister Is Mentally Ill And I Can't Help Her

| Posted 03.17.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

Gun Violence, Car Accidents and Fires: Leading Causes of Injury Deaths Among NYC Children

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | New York
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

We reviewed 10 years of data on injury deaths of children from 2001 through 2010. In this report, a special focus was directed to the cause of death among children 13 to 17 years old. Gun violence persists as a leading cause of death in this age group.

Take The Lead And Help Save A Life

Abbe Land | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Abbe Land

This September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a time when we should all learn steps we can take to prevent the tragedy of suicide and take action to reduce risk for all people. During this month of awareness, I urge the LGBT community to take a stand and lead the fight to end suicide.

Suicide Primary Cause Of Death For India Youths

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2012 | Home

By Kate Kelland LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - Suicide is the second most common cause of death for young people in India, a country with...

Katherine Bindley

The Dangerous Mistake We Make About Bullying | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.08.2012 | Parents

Tyler Clementi killed himself in 2010 after his roommate at Rutgers University filmed him kissing another man. Phoebe Prince, a 15-year-old girl who m...

Family: 10-Year-Old Girl Killed Herself Because Of Bullying

Posted 11.18.2011 | Chicago

The family of a 10-year-old honor student who killed herself last week said the girl had struggled with bullying at both her school and in her communi...

D.C. Schools Students Reveal High Rates Of Sex, Fear And Suicide Attempts

Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson had some revealing statistics to share with city council members Tuesday -- almost 10 percent of 8th gra...

Principal Investigated For Hypnotizing Suicide Victim

Posted 07.20.2011 | Education

When Wesley McKinley went to his principal George Kenney for help in becoming more focused and outgoing in school, Kenney performed the solution he ty...

Suffering in Silence

Kevin DeSoto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kevin DeSoto

I challenge the world to start calling "bullying" what it really is: abuse.

Suicide Prevention: Reflections on Student Suicide

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention indicates that youth suicides have been "decreasing" since the mid-1990s. Yet suicide remains the third highest cause of death among 15-24 year olds.

High Suicide Rate on Indian Reservation Near Epidemic Proportions

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tim Giago

With suicide rates soaring among young Native Americans, the Sweetgrass Project is feeling its way through small successes and foibles as it works to reduce suicides on a South Dakota reservation.