Teen suicide is on the rise in the US, perhaps because we underestimate children and adolescents and perceive them to be innocent beings incapable of brining harm to oneself or others. Newsflash: this isn’t true, and it’s never been true — just ask Romeo and Juliet.
But why is this the case? Why do so many teenagers, who haven’t yet felt the burden of starting a family or paying the bills, feel the need to take their lives?
Some possible explanations include:
- Bullying (including cyber-bullying)
- Pressure to fit in
- Drugs and alcohol
- Early onset of depression, OCD, bipolar disorder, etc.
Whatever the case, suicide threats are at their core a cry for help. If you or a loved one are having such thoughts, the psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners or psychotherapists at Arista Counseling can assist you. Contact our Bergen County, NJ or Manhattan offices of psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychotherapists at (201) 368-3700 or (212) 722-1920 to set up an appointment. Visit http://www.acenterfortherapy.com for more information.