It is a sad day when you hear of the number of kids taking their life before end of school exams because of a genuine “fear of failure”. These are not kids who have failed, these are kids who fear they may fail. How have we created such a fear of failure in our society that school kidsContinue reading “The Fear Factor: When School Kids Commit Suicide”
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Tips and Tools for Helping Yourself or a Friend
The teenage years can be tough, and it’s perfectly normal to feel sad or irritable every now and then. But if these feelings don’t go away or become so intense that you can’t handle them, you may be suffering from depression. The good news is that you don’t have to feel this way. Help isContinue reading “Tips and Tools for Helping Yourself or a Friend”
What should I do if I think my grandchild is suicidal?
QUESTION How should we handle concerns we have that our teenage grandson may be suicidal? Many teens are moody — we understand that — but he seems to have more “downs” than “ups,” and we think he could be seriously depressed. While spending the weekend at our house, he actually told us that his lifeContinue reading “What should I do if I think my grandchild is suicidal?”