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Teen Mental Health

It can be hard to talk about mental health and even harder to talk about suicide with teens.
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Teen Suicide: Moving from Tough Talks to Hope

What is more heart-wrenching than a young life ended before it’s time by suicide? The last few years have opened our eyes to the troubling state of teen mental health in our country. Between 2007 and 2021, the suicide rate among people 10-24 years old climbed from 6.8 to 11.0 per 100,000. And it’s starting early - kids as young as 9 or 10 are thinking about suicide. It’s crucial to know how to talk about mental health and suicide with the kids in your life. Whether you are a parent, caregiver, teacher, or anyone else working with kids, you…
The mental health crisis among teenage girls is growing. Watch for signs of distress.
Teen Mental Health

Is your teen daughter ok? Don’t miss signs of mental health problems.

Teenage girls feel a lot of stress as they grow and navigate their lives. According to the CDC, 57% of U.S. teen girls feel "persistently sad or hopeless". That is double the rate of boys. Here are some factors that may contribute to girls’ distress: Social factors: They may feel they are treated differently because of their gender. They may not feel equal to boys. Girls are more likely to experience sexism, violence, and harassment. It makes them uncomfortable, upset, and frustrated. Outside pressures: Teenage girls face more pressure to be perfect. They may be worried about how they look,…
Learn to Live Team
June 1, 2023