Saturday, May 12, 2018
FACT CHECK: KANSAS CITY CONFRONTS TEEN SUICIDE EPIDEMIC!!!
Amid the "new normal" of constant U.S. partisan political slap-fighting and trash talk dominating both the local and national discourse it's important to notice rising despiration and depression among the NextGen.
Accordingly . . .
CREDIT TO 435 MAG REPORTING THE KANSAS CITY TEEN SUICIDE EPIDEMIC!!!
This feature offers a comprehensive glimpse at the crisis hitting middle-class suburbs with a vengeance as locals struggle to address the problem given typical Midwestern stigma that too often accompanies mental health issues.
Take a look:
435 Magazine - The Teen Suicide Epidemic in Kansas City: First person accounts from survivors and the people dealing with the aftermath.
"Suicide among young people is now the second leading cause of death behind accidents in Kansas and Missouri. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows an almost 70 percent spike in teen suicides from 2006 to 2016. One in six high school students say they have seriously considered suicide within the last year. National pediatric research points to a doubling of the number of children and adolescents admitted to hospitals for thoughts of suicide or self-harm during the previous decade. Local health care professionals and educators are calling it an epidemic."
Moreover . . .
IS KANSAS CITY BEHIND THE CURVE IN DEALING WITH THE TEEN SUICIDE CRISIS AMID OVERALL HEALTHCARE CUTBACKS, COMPLACENCY DESPITE RISING BODY COUNTS AT LOCAL SCHOOLS AND REACTIONARY SHAME OVER PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS?!?!
You decide . . .