Rising Rates of Teenage Suicide

Anxiety in Children

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A disturbing new report from the CDC shows that rates of adolescent suicide rose substantially in the U.S. between the years 1999 and 2014. The largest increase was among girls ages 10 to 14, whose incidence of suicide rose 200 percent in that 15-year period. And the rate of suicide in the population as a whole (across all ages) was up 24 percent, according to the report, with the pace of increase greater after 2006.

Increased awareness of mental health disorders and better accuracy in reporting suicides may partly explain the strong uptick in rates. But regardless of the cause of the increase, this is a part of a larger public health concern that requires immediate and concentrated attention.

If you or a loved one is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the 24 hour/7 day per week National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-(TALK) 8255. If you believe a teen or anyone else is in immediate danger of harming him/herself or another person, call 911.



Hi, I'm Vicky. Welcome to my blog!

I started my career as a therapist, and soon I became interested in children's psychology. I've always known about the importance of mental health, but over time I realized most of our adult disorders, particularly anxiety, has deep roots in childhood. I believe that's when we have to act, so we can help our children to become happy adults.

In this blog, I've compiled articles to clarify some of the asumptions of anxiety in children, and share some tips and advice for parents on how to best help them to manage it.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you find something to help you along the way.



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