January 23, 2012

The tragic and painful side of adolescence


Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for Minnesota teens, and the third nationally. So what is happening in our society that contributes to the long road of despair that children are facing, where they feel there are few choices available to them?... Above all, tune in to the kids and be ready to listen, said Mayo Clinic child psychologist Dr. Bridget Biggs. "Look for changes," she said. "Do they seem deflated while they're online or suddenly not want go to school? And listen. You never know when your teen may need to talk."

Marshall Independent, by Jenny Kirk, 1/18/2012

Tags: Psychology and Psychiatry

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