Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness are the main reasons, noted by teens interviewed after attempting suicide. Rejection or bullying by peers or feeling unloved by parents are what led many of them to feel like the only way to escape was to end their life.
With the start of another year, schools are rethinking the way they offer health services at campuses across Canada. They want to give students access not only to professionals who can address physical needs but also those who can help them with mental challenges.
These steps may lead to stemming the tide. And, there’s one more thing officials working on this issue might do if they want to use all the resources available to help youth – that is, pay attention to their spiritual or religious foundation.Continue Reading