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Today’s episode addresses the myth that “teens say they are suicidal to manipulate their parents and teachers.” While this may happen, a 2021 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration survey asked teenagers if they have had any suicidal thoughts in the last 30 days and an astonishing 3.3 million teenagers responded “Yes, I’ve had serious thoughts of suicide”.

Brooke and Adam, speak with Dr. Daid Jobes, former President of the American Association of Suicidology, about the reality of suicide and suicidal thoughts among children and teenagers and highlight what you can do as a parent, guardian, or caregiver, to help prevent it.
Today’s episode addresses the myth that “teens say they are suicidal to manipulate their parents and teachers.” While this may happen, a 2021 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration survey asked teenagers if they have had any suicidal thoughts in the last 30 days and an astonishing 3.3 million teenagers responded “Yes, I’ve had serious thoughts of suicide”. Brooke and Adam, speak with Dr. Daid Jobes, former President of the American Association of Suicidology, about the reality of suicide and suicidal thoughts among children and teenagers and highlight what you can do as a parent, guardian, or caregiver, to help prevent it. read more read less

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