High School / Middle School

This section of our site provides information to help you learn some facts about youth suicide in grades 7th through 12th.  We’ve included information focusing on the challenges facing the students in this transitional age group, with special attention to the unique pressures – which can become suicide risk factors.

Talking With Your Teen About Alcohol

Alcohol abuse and dependence is not only an adult problem. In fact, the average age when youth first try alcohol is 11 years for boys and 13 years for girls. For many parents, bringing up the subject of alcohol is not an easy matter. Whether or not your teen is … read more »

Kids and Cliques

Along with middle school come many things for kids: more work, more people, lots of physical changes, and cliques. The formation of “cliques”, or exclusive groups of friends, can be agony for kids both on the inside and on the outside. The energy exerted on trying to fit in during … read more »

When Adolescence Strikes

Where’s My Child and Who’s This Strange Person in My House?  “Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years.” ~Author Unknown  While being a parent may be the most important job in the world, … read more »


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