Teen Suicide

Twenty percent of Americans suffer from depression during their teen years, but as many as one-half go undiagnosed, and as few as one-third actually receive some form of treatment.

Recent studies show the suicide rate for young people in the United States has increased by 70 percent in the last ten years, and has become the 3rd leading cause of death for teens and young adults ages 12 to 21. This has prompted experts to issue guidelines on depression according to NPR.org.

The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that all young people be screened by doctors every year for signs of this mental disorder.

Signs of Trouble

Early warning signs are often dismissed by parents and teachers as typical adolescent behavior, hormonal changes or just going through a phase.

Some of the more common signs of trouble are moodiness, always feeling sad, inactivity, feeling dejected, listlessness, complaints of stress and isolation.

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