Now Available! Dr. DeFoore's New Book GOODFINDING
Authored by William G. DeFoore, Ph.D.
Teen suicide is a tragedy that we must learn to prevent. You are someone who cares and you've got the good heart to do your part, which is why you searched and found this web page.
If you're a teenager looking for help, there is something for you here too, so read on--the main thing you need to know is that there are people who care about you.
If you're someone concerned about teens in trouble, I hope you find the resources you need here.
Do you have a story to tell or a question to ask on this important topic?
Here is your opportunity to get free help, or to offer support to others. We want to hear from you!
First, we'll try to understand some of the causes of this devastating problem, and then we'll look at some solutions. Consider these possible factors leading up to teen suicide, and see if they make sense to you:
And how does all of this relate to anger? Good question! Let's look at some answers:
Much of this boils down to love. Children who feel loved in a healthy, consistent way do not usually get depressed or suicidal. So, one of the best things you can do as an adult (if you are), is learn about parenting teenagers and teen anger management.
I know this is a big problem to tackle, but the life of the teen in your life is worth it! And you've got what it takes to offer the help and support they need. Let's look at some things you can do.
Now let's get down to it. There are a lot of things you can do that will help. I'm going to list a few, then I want you to add to the list yourself. You can even share your ideas on this site if you like, so that others might benefit. Here are some starting points:
Movement from childhood to adulthood is a big deal, and sometimes it's a very rough ride for adolescents, that could result in the risk of teen suicide and other serious problems.
Rites of passage ceremonies are designed to help teens through this transition, and you can learn to create them yourself. This could be one of the greatest gifts you give to the teens in your life. Get your copy of this audiobook now, and get started.
ADOLESCENT RITES OF PASSAGE:
Honoring the Transitions from Childhood to Adulthood
Learn in these 2 anger management CDs how to honor the adolescents in your life by creating meaningful rituals, celebrations and ceremonies that commemorate their movement from childhood to adulthood.
This extremely important time of life is all too often ignored, which leads to many of the problems we see among our youth today. Learn to create your own ritual or ceremony, perfectly suited for the teen in your life.
Okay, that's it for now. But don't stop here. Check out the other resources on this site, and keep going. Don't give up on your teens and don't give up on yourself, no matter what!
And get even more help for your teens on KidsHealth.org.
Did you know that you are a champion, just for getting to this point on this page? You're dedicated, concerned and you have a good heart, or you wouldn't have bothered to read this far about preventing teen suicide. One of the best things you can do for the teens in your life is to love yourself!
Do you have a story you'd like to tell about this? Or a question you'd like to ask? Let's hear it! Give as much detail as you can. I (Dr. DeFoore) will answer your question for you, and my response will be a part of the page for you and others to read.
Feel free to also review our FAQ page (frequently asked questions), to see if your question has already been answered.
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