Many Parents Don’t Know That Their Children Have Suicidal Thoughts

Many Parents Don’t Know That Their Children Have Suicidal Thoughts

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In the USA the problem of suicide has been increasing at a rapid rate, and that’s why suicide is the second leading cause of death in the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of suicide among teenagers has been rapidly increased from last one decade. However, a new health study done by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia states shocking facts regarding the suicides of the teenagers in the USA. In this study, it’s been found that more than half of the parents are unaware that their children have some suicidal thoughts. More than 76 percent of parents don’t know that their children have mental illness and having suicidal thoughts. The researcher said that depression is the primary reason behind having suicidal thoughts and most of the parents don’t know whether their children are going through that phase of life.

In USA suicide is the second leading cause of death among youngsters and the fact that many parents don’t know whether their children are getting suicidal thoughts makes it even more worse. There are various government organizations which are trying their best to promote mental health awareness, but it seems like the parents are not aware of such knowledge. The researchers think that there needs to more healthier parental engagement because problems like suicidal thoughts can be solved only if there’s someone who is ready to help that person. Parents need to be more observant about their children’s, and they shall check whether their children are having any type of depression or not.

One of the researchers said that if a parent sees a constant sadness in their children’s behavior, then they shall initiate the conversation with their children and if possible should get mental health treatment.

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