Parents not Aware of Teens’ Thoughts of Suicide

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Parents not aware of teens thoughts of suicide.

In Your Health Minute,

Many parents do not realize teens think about suicide and death.

Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia interviewed over 5 thousand adolescents and their parents.

The teens were asked if they ever had thought a lot about death, dying or even killing themselves.

The majority of parents whose children said yes, did not know their son or daughter had these thoughts.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents.

 

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