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The Elephant in the Room: About the Recent Teen Suicides

Original post made by Elephant Hunter, Ventura, on Oct 26, 2009

Being a mental health provider in the area I've noticed the following:

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Posted by JordanParent
a resident of Jordan Middle School
on Oct 27, 2009 at 12:44 am

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A lot of our kids are also very stressed out due to the pressures of academic and other achievements, and college placements. We really do need to work very hard with our kids to help them de-stress. I attended a fantastic conference organized by Challenge Success at Stanford Memorial Auditorium a month or so ago. The message is well expressed in this article titled "Redefining Success to Raise Healthier Happier Kids" - Web Link

We all need to start in our own homes, and then work in schools and in the community to help our teens be healthy and happy. The suggestions in the article provoke thought, and are helpful, in my opinion. It would serve us all to pay heed..


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