Research + News | Topic: Suicide

Teen Suicide is Hard to Predict. Some Experts Are Turing to Machines for Help.

In any given week, Ben Crotte, a behavioral health therapist at Children’s Home of Cincinnati, speaks to dozens of students in need of an outlet.

Their challenges run the adolescent gamut, from minor stress about an upcoming test to severe depression, social isolation and bullying. Read the full article here.

Woman Sentenced To 15 Months In Texting Suicide Case

Michelle Carter gets 15 months in prison. Read the article here.

How The Blue Whale Challenge Manipulates Teens

The game apparently coaxes vulnerable teens to take a series of 50 challenges ranging from waking at odd hours, to self mutilation to eventually killing themselves all the while sharing their experiences via social media with the administrators. Read the article here.

Teens And Texts: Suicide Case Exposes Risks Of Meessaging

Teens face particular vulnerabilities when communicating via text message, experts say. Read the article here.

Youth Suicide Rates Are Rising – School And The Internet May Be To Blame

A new study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in May found that the number of children and teens admitted to children’s hospitals for thoughts of suicide or self-harm have more than doubled during the last decade. Read the article here.

Netflix Adds Warning To Teen Suicide Series ’13 Reasons Why’

Netflix says it will add more trigger warning to its show “13 Reasons Why”, given its graphic depiction of sexual assault and suicide. Read the article here.

Bullying In The Age Of Tech-Savvy Children

Threats and harassment come to children via text message, social media and online exploitation. Read the article here.

After Years of Alleged Bullying, An Ohio Teen Killed Herself. Is Her School District Responsible?

13-year-old Emilie Olsen killed herself in December 2014. Her parents say she was relentlessly bullied at school, and are suing her Fairfield, Ohio, school district which they say should have been more responsive. Read the article here.

France Investigates Teen’s Live Suicide On Periscope

A teenager allegedly live-streamed video of her own suicide Tuesday as she threw herself under a commuter train in suburban Paris. Read the article here.

Is Social Media Fueling A National Epidemic Of Teen Suicide?

Recent suicides underscore the disturbing increase in suicide amongst young people – up at least 13% from 2010. Read the article here.