Strong family ties greatest deterrent for suicidal teenagers, new study finds
Untreated depression can sometimes lead to teen suicide, which makes the mental condition a clear warning sign that a young person is contemplating taking his or her life.
Untreated depression can sometimes lead to teen suicide, which makes the mental condition a clear warning sign that a young person is contemplating taking his or her life. Establishing strong, positive connections with family members, school faculty and the community at large may offset depressive feelings, and potentially prevent tragedies from happening, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC).
Teen suicide is the third leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 24, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, due to the prevalence of the problem, many indicators can warn family members and healthcare providers prior to an attempt. The UC study outlines warning signs that can be picked up on by loved ones or teachers, especially for those individuals who Paxil or other online pharmacy medication to remedy the symptoms of depression or panic disorders.
Recently published in The Prevention Researcher journal, the report, titled "Teen Depression: Effective Prevention and Intervention Strategies," by study authors Keith King, Ph.D., professor of health promotion, and Rebecca Vidourek, assistant professor of health promotion, is an analysis of the warning signs that lead to suicide among teenagers. The authors placed suicidal warning signs into three categories of strong indicators: behavioral warning signs, verbal warning signs and stressful events in a teenagers' life.
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"As research indicates, the key component to effective depression/suicide prevention is the development of positive social and emotional connections among teens and supportive adults," the authors state in the report. "Thus, getting teens positively connected to positive people and positive situations should remain the goal."