Friday, July 29, 2016

Suicide Now the Second-Leading Cause of Death Among America's Teens; LGBTQ Youth Particularly Vulnerable

Suicide is now the second leading cause of death among teenagers, according to a recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which updates guidelines to pediatricians for helping teens manage risk factors for suicide. In 2007, suicide was the third leading cause of death among teens. Suicide risk factors listed include a history of physical or sexual abuse, mood disorders, drug and alcohol use, self-harm, being LGBT, and bullying, including cyberbullying. READ MORE