Teen Suicide

Avatars
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Suzanne Monaghan
October 20, 2018 - 11:04 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- College can be stressful for many students. So La Salle University has started using virtual humans, also known as Avatars, to train faculty on how to help young people in distress or at risk for suicide. The program uses role play conversations with a virtual...
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Teen suicide
July 16, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Suicide is the second leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. There is no single cause for suicide, but the majority of teens who attempt suicide...
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13 Reasons Why
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Hadas Kuznits
June 02, 2018 - 9:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The controversial Netflix drama "13 Reasons Why," a show about teen suicide, has returned for a second season. So what are the psychological implications of kids being exposed to such a show? Therapist Shadeen Francis with Council for Relationships says part of the...
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teen depression
Suzanne Monaghan
May 17, 2018 - 4:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- New research published in The Journal of Pediatrics shows the number of kids and teens who've been hospitalized for attempted suicide or self-harm has doubled since 2008. The increases were highest among teens ages 15 to 17, but 12 to 14-year-olds made up more than a...
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