Research + News | Topic: Suicide
Nov 14, 2017
Rise In Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There Link?
An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Read the article here.
Nov 8, 2017
The Worrisome Effects Of Teenage Smartphone Addiction
Psychologists are worried about the effects of the smartphone on our kids. Read the article here.
Oct 25, 2017
Is Social Media Contributing To Rising Teen Suicide Rate?
Recent studies have shown a rise in both teen suicides and self-harm, particularly among teenage girls. Read the article here.
Oct 4, 2017
Teen Suicide is Hard to Predict. Some Experts Are Turing to Machines for Help.
In any given week, Ben Crotte, a behavioral health therapist at Children’s Home of Cincinnati, speaks to dozens of students in need of an outlet.
Their challenges run the adolescent gamut, from minor stress about an upcoming test to severe depression, social isolation and bullying. Read the full article here.
Aug 8, 2017
Woman Sentenced To 15 Months In Texting Suicide Case
Michelle Carter gets 15 months in prison. Read the article here.
Aug 1, 2017
How The Blue Whale Challenge Manipulates Teens
The game apparently coaxes vulnerable teens to take a series of 50 challenges ranging from waking at odd hours, to self mutilation to eventually killing themselves all the while sharing their experiences via social media with the administrators. Read the article here.
Jun 12, 2017
Teens And Texts: Suicide Case Exposes Risks Of Meessaging
Teens face particular vulnerabilities when communicating via text message, experts say. Read the article here.
Jun 6, 2017
Youth Suicide Rates Are Rising – School And The Internet May Be To Blame
A new study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in May found that the number of children and teens admitted to children’s hospitals for thoughts of suicide or self-harm have more than doubled during the last decade. Read the article here.
May 4, 2017
Netflix Adds Warning To Teen Suicide Series ’13 Reasons Why’
Netflix says it will add more trigger warning to its show “13 Reasons Why”, given its graphic depiction of sexual assault and suicide. Read the article here.
Oct 21, 2016
Bullying In The Age Of Tech-Savvy Children
Threats and harassment come to children via text message, social media and online exploitation. Read the article here.