Teen Depression and Suicide: Effective Prevention and Intervention Strategies
By Keith A. King, Ph.D., and Rebecca A. Vidourek, Ph.D.
The Prevention Researcher,
Volume 19, Number 4, 2012, Pages 15-17, Item# A194-King
Teen depression and suicidal behaviors are intricately intertwined, with untreated depression being a leading cause of adolescent suicide. Most depressed or suicidal teens tend to show warning signs and possess specific risk factors. A key component to preventing teen depression is for adults to remain aware of such warning signs and risk factors and to appropriately intervene when necessary. This article discusses the connection between teen depression and suicide, with an emphasis on the importance of early detection of warning signs and risk factors.
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The Prevention Researcher,
Volume 19, Number 4, 2012
Teenage depression is a condition that continues to plague far too many of our nation's youth. Depression, itself, is a concerning mental health problem, unfortunately, it is also a risk factor for other health, educational, and social problems, including suicide. This issue of The Prevention Researcher looks at the latest research on teenage depression, with an eye toward prevention and intervention.
This issue also featured these articles:
- Ethnicity and Adolescent Depression: Prevalence, Access to Services, and Promising Interventions, Pages 8-10
- Help-Seeking by Young People with Depressive Disorders, Pages 11-14
- Listening Clearly: Alternative Treatments for Adolescent Depression, Pages 18-20
- Teen Depression and Suicide: Effective Prevention and Intervention Strategies, Pages 15-17
- The Ecology of Youth Depression, Pages 3-7
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