How to Talk to Your Teen About Depression

Originally published at: https://www.bark.us/blog/how-to-talk-to-your-teen-about-depression/

In 2015, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 8% of teenagers attempt suicide every year. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth aged 10 to 24. The Washington Post noted that “more teenagers die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, pneumonia and influenza combined.” We can no longer hide from talking about teen depression in young adults. More recently, the CDC issued a startling report that found the suicide rate hit a 40-year peak in 2015, and doubled between 2007 and 2015 among teen girls between 15 and 19 years old. While it’s…