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Suicide Awareness & Prevention

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Five Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Teen Depression

pensive girlParents wonder what they could be doing to better help their kids navigate the sometimes-treacherous waters of their adolescent years. Fortunately, scientists who study teen depression have some preliminary advice.

By looking at new findings in neuroscience as well as other psychological research and longitudinal data, scientists are zeroing in on a better understanding of what impacts teen depression and how to prevent it. Here are some of the suggestions coming out of the science.  Read more ›

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention [web resource]

American Foundation for Suicide PreventionAmerican Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a national-scope not-for-profit organization dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy.

AFSP raises awareness and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide by focusing on five key areas Read more ›

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What Can Parents Do to Decrease the Risk of Suicide in Their Children?

sunset family silhouetteThere is no single cause of suicide — the act can arise from any combination of multiple factors — biological, environmental, psychological and situational. As a community, we agree that whatever can be done to mitigate these factors must be done; where we disagree, however, is where one might expect: What does “whatever can be done” entail?

Palo Alto psychiatrist Dr. Adam Strassberg provides suggestions to help us all “Keep Calm and Parent On” in an article published in Palo Alto Online. Read more ›

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Stay Connected with the MY3 App

MY3 suicide prevention Children's Health Council California Mental Health Services Authority has developed an app called MY3 that helps someone struggling with tough emotions or having thoughts of suicide to reach out to others for support.

Free from the Apple App Store and Google Play, with MY3, the user define his or her safety plan and a network of three individuals who can help when it’s needed most. It’s simple. . . .
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Community Education

Depression and Suicide: What Are the Warning Signs? [presentation]

For youth between 10-24 years old,  suicide is the third leading cause of death.

In this presentation, Dr. Glen Elliot covers the definitions of depression and suicidality, provides an overview of troubled behavior, and discusses some treatment options and resources.

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Anxiety and Depression Association of America : Anxiety and Depression in Children [web resource]

sad childIt is not uncommon for children to be diagnosed with both depression and an anxiety disorder, or depression and general anxiety. About half of people diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. It is important to recognize the signs of childhood depression and to distinguish them from normal developmental milestones and behaviors.

Children with depression may display these symptoms: Read more ›


My Kid Is Fine: How Teen Depression Deceives Us

After Mike and his girlfriend of three years ended their relationship, his parents expected their son to be crushed.  The relationship had been a large part of Mike’s life and his girlfriend, Lori, had been like a member of the family.  Lori had hoped they would remain friends, but Mike was too devastated.  For weeks, he was withdrawn and moody; he avoided friends and rebuffed his parents’ well-intentioned questions.  His mood was slow to improve and his parents worried that he would not be able to attend college in the fall. Read more ›


Suicide & Depression & Extracurricular Activities [video]

A symptom and cause of depression is isolation. Learn more about the importance of community and extracurricular activities in children’s lives. Read more ›


Suicide & Depression & Learning Problems [video]

Is depression interfering with learning and school performance, or are school performance and learning issues causing depression? Watch this video to learn Read more ›


Warning Signs of Depression & Suicide [video]

Would you recognize the warning signs of teen depression and suicide risk? What this video to learn what you should watch for. Read more ›

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