What Is Suicidal Ideation in Teens?

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Last Updated: March 2021 Suicidal ideation is an all-encompassing term that means having thoughts of suicide.* These thoughts can range from a simple passive thought to more detailed plans around the act. Ideation is not the same as a suicidal act or attempt, but it does have the potential to go from a thought to…

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How to Discuss Thoughts of Depression and Suicide

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Last Updated: March 2021 When someone feels depressed, their world slowly fades into darkness with chronic feelings of loneliness and worthlessness. It can be tough to watch someone you love, especially your child, deal with a major depressive episode. You know your teenager is loved beyond measure and that their life matters. So, how do…

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Why is Depression So Dangerous?

It all started when you realized that you were tired every day. At first, you just didn’t feel great, mentally or physically. Not horrible, just not great. As time went on things that used to make you happy stopped doing so. Your appetite changed, you had less motivation, and you felt apathetic constantly. At some…

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Depression vs. Becoming Suicidal

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Imagine walking on a tightrope between two skyscrapers, and the tightrope is as thin as a hair. There is no net, only the streets, dozens of stories below. Now imagine that your tiny rope is slippery, and it is all you can do to keep your balance at all. This analogy is what it can…

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