Teen Suicide

Scientific American's unscientific response to youth gender therapies

"Why would Scientific American urge a ban on therapies that may free some from a lifestyle that is associated with greater depression and suicide, and yet never question “treatments” for gender dysphoria that lead to increased confusion, depression, and suicidal tendencies?" - Public Discourse

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“An unprecedented loss of values and religion is leaving young Americans depressed, unhappy, and angry.”

"I began part one of 'Why Are So Many Young People Unhappy?' with data showing the apparently unprecedentedly high rate of unhappiness among young people in America....  I do believe that a loss of values and meaning are the two greatest sources of unhappiness." - Dennis Prager

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CDC: Suicide rate for kids ages 10 to 14 nearly tripled in last decade

"According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, the suicide rate among 10 through 24-year-olds has increased 56 percent over the last decade as violent deaths (suicide and homicide) continue to be leading causes of death for that age bracket." - Christian Post

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Study: Number of Kids Visiting ER with Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts Has Doubled

"The study, made up of data compiled by the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey... was published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics. Emergency room medical personnel in 2007 received 580,000 suicidal cases. By 2015, that number escalated to 1.12 million." - Faithwire

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Gay, transgender youth at 'significantly higher risk' of suicide than heterosexual peers: study

"A systematic review and meta-analysis of 2.5 million adolescents published in JAMA Pediatrics concluded that 'sexual minority youths' — those identifying as 'homosexual,' 'bisexual,' 'transgender' — 'have a significantly higher risk of life-threatening behavior compared with their heterosexual peers.'” - CPost

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Religiosity of Parents Has an Effect on Child’s Likelihood to Commit Suicide Says Study

"Per the findings of a 30-year study conducted by Columbia University and the New York Psychiatric Institute, teenagers, girls in particular, are less likely to think about suicide or die from suicide if they were brought up in a religious household. In other words, the more religious parents are, the less likely their child is to commit suicide." - WRN

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