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Listening as a Cure

Teen suicide is the third leading cause of death of teenagers. Sometimes we do not hear much about it, but other times it happens close to home.

It is believed that as many as twenty-five suicide attempts are made for each one that is successful. So, with the one suicide that we hear about, there are another twenty-five that have been attempted. As a parent, it is very disheartening that these children are feeling that suicide is the answer. I know as a parent that we seem to always to be on the go, with work, school, ballgames and the other hundred things we have going on, but communicating with your children about how they are feeling could help in trying to reduce the statistics of teen suicide.