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Most Suicidal Teens Don’t Get Professional Help

(10/18/2012)

Most Suicidal Teens Don’t Get Professional Help 
Psych Central 

October 15, 2012

Most teens who are thinking of suicide or already attempted suicide have not received appropriate mental health services, according to an analysis led by Kathleen Merikangas, Ph.D. of the National Institute of Mental Health.  Results of the analysis also suggest that depression and other mood disorders are not the only pathways to suicide. In addition, researchers emphasize the importance of including a suicide risk assessment into regular physical and mental health care for teens.

View the full article here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2012/10/15/most-suicidal-teens-have-not-received-professional-help/46068.html

 


Keywords: suicidal, teens, professional, help



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