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Talking about suicide, depression should be OK in public schools

On Board Online • December 11, 2017

By Jason Thomson
Superintendent Delaware Academy CSD at Delhi

Depression and suicide are interconnected and directly related among teens, with untreated depression being the number one cause of suicide. Teens who experience depression are 12 times more likely to attempt suicide than teens not going through depression bouts. More than half who successfully complete suicide had major depression and suicide issues as well as a connection between the two factors.

As a start, we as educators can look for and recognize warning signs for depression and suicide. About 9 in 10 teens who are suicidal display clues or warning signs to others.

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