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Every 100 minutes a teen takes their own life. Only 30 percent of depressed teens are being treated for it. For more than a decade, suicide rates have been increasing in Black children and adolescents, and a new study says the sharpest rise occurred among young girls.
Black teens in the U.S. experience more illness, poverty, and discrimination than their White counterparts. These issues put them at higher risk for depression and other mental health problems. Yet, Black youth are less likely to seek treatment or be supported in seeking help for their mental well-being. This is why the second leading cause of death among Black children ages 10 to 19 is suicide.
Take steps to keep your mood and mental well-being steady throughout the year.
How can you take steps to protect yourself, and the teens in your life from depressive episodes or seasonal affective disorder?
And what nutritional deficiency may be the catalyst for a more depressive and/or anxious mood?
Why having a “community” based plan before depressive episodes arise is critical?
Many parents, do not notice the difference between depression and normal 15- and 16-year-old behavior until after the fact. Teen depression doesn’t have to mean a lifetime of struggle, and it certainly doesn’t have to end in suicide. Class is in session.
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