The rate of U.S. adolescents and young adults dying of suicide has reached its highest level in nearly two decades, according to a recent report in the Journal of the American Medical Association. With over 6,200 suicides among people aged 15 to 24, suicide ranked as the second-leading cause of death for people in that age group in 2017.
Most experts agree that the brain isn’t fully developed until the age of twenty-five, so impulse control and emotions can be difficult to manage before then. I remember being a teenager when problems seemed insurmountable. The sun comes out again dear ones… please hang in there until you can feel it on your face.