Teen Suicide on the Rise, it’s a Serious Teen Issue!

Teen Suicide on the RiseRising Suicide Rates in Teens: A Parent’s Greatest Fear

Even in the kindest of worlds, parents would still worry for the safety and happiness of their children. In the modern world, it’s difficult for most parents to keep from worrying themselves to death. Unfortunately, the worry isn’t irrational. According to the CDC, teen suicide rates are on the rise.

From 2007 to 2015, the suicide rate for teen girls has doubled. For teen boys, it has risen by more than 30 percent. These frightening statistics have many parents questioning how they can protect their kids.

Suicide in Troubling Times: The Reasons for Dark Perspective

In the United States, the last few years have been tense. Aside from the obvious political divide, which stands to possibly split teens apart from a portion of their peers, online bullying is worse than ever. There are a lot of angry people out there willing to cut others down for their own sick pleasure, and parents need to be aware of how draining this can be on sensitive teens. There are also other common teen issues to deal with, such as struggles with schoolwork, worries about the future and problems with substance abuse.

It’s important for parents to remember that:

  • Teens are not always capable of knowing what’s best for themselves.
  • Monitoring your teen’s online activities is important for safety.
  • Having regular discussions about life and how things are going can prevent emotional problems from going unnoticed.

Taking Moods Seriously: How Parents Can Help

If you notice that your teens are not acting like themselves, don’t wait to discuss the problem. Everyone has bad moods, but signals such as weight loss, changing appetite, crying spells, oversleeping or trouble keeping up with schoolwork could mean your teen is becoming depressed. It might be worth it to talk to a therapist or life coach about how everyday life can be improved.

If you’re interested in setting up a coaching session or online retreat for you and your teen, please contact me today. During our retreat, we’ll discuss mental health for teens and parents as well as techniques for raising self-esteem.

For more information about on self esteem for teens, please contact me today. I offer mentoring and retreats where teens and parents can work on expression and communication.  Call me at  928-300-0447 or

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