Shocking Suicide Statistics

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents. Despite efforts to curb this trend the number of suicide increases each year. If you notice that an adolescent is depressed or talking about suicide, do not wait to act. Teens that are contemplating suicide can be stopped, with the right help and support. These teens can go on to recover and live happy and healthy lives.

Dr. Michael Clatch, Psy. D
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