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Do all teenagers have suicidal thoughts at some point?

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

When a teenager shares suicidal thought it is a call for help, that young person really needs to be hooked up with a helping professional experienced with teens.

In brief: No

When a teenager shares suicidal thought it is a call for help, that young person really needs to be hooked up with a helping professional experienced with teens.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No but many do

Transient thoughts of wishing one were dead or wondering what would happen if one committed suicide probably occur occasionally to 40-45% of adolescents sometime during their teen years.
Fortunately, actual consideration of taking action on such thoughts is much rarer, and serious attempts at suicide far rarer still.

In brief: No but many do

Transient thoughts of wishing one were dead or wondering what would happen if one committed suicide probably occur occasionally to 40-45% of adolescents sometime during their teen years.
Fortunately, actual consideration of taking action on such thoughts is much rarer, and serious attempts at suicide far rarer still.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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