Youth Suicide on the Rise

Youth Suicide on the Rise

Recent studies indicate that adolescent depression is increasing at an alarming rate.  Many find a parallel with the increase of technology and the ability of being constantly "plugged-in" has seen an increase in online bullying, intrusive ways to penetrate ones private realm of feeling safe, especially for teens.  There are several factors that can have an impact on why adolescent depression is increasing.  The teenage years is dependably an unsettling time, with the numerous physical, psychological, emotional, mental and social changes that go with this phase of life.

Here are teen depression symptoms that may indicate your child may be experiencing depression.  We encourage you to to look out for these signs:

  • Poor performance in school
  • Withdrawal from activities or friends
  • Lack of enthusiasm, energy or motivation
  • Rage or anger
  • Overreacts to criticism
  • Feelings of being unable to satisfy ideals
  • Poor self-esteem or guilt
  • Indecision, lack of concentration or forgetfulness
  • Agitated and restless
  • Changes in sleeping or eating patterns
  • Feeling Sad and hope
  • Substance abuse
  • Problems with authority
  • Thoughts of suicide or actions


Here are a few components that are generally used within youth treatment centers for teen depression help:

  • Psychotherapy gives youngsters a chance to investigate occasions and emotions that are sensitive or upsetting to them. Psychotherapy likewise shows them adapting abilities to increase coping skills.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps teenagers change negative examples of deduction and carrying on.
  • Medication eases a few indications of dejection and is regularly endorsed alongside treatment.


Unsure of what to do, and need to check the severity of your child's issues?  

Try our proprietary teenage depression test.  


Willows Springs Center

North Star Treatment Center

North Star Treatment Center offers teenage residential programs to provide help for troubled teens ages 12-17 years old, who struggle with Anxiety, Depression, Substance abuse, Addiction, Low self esteem, ADD/ADHD, behavioral, emotional and mental health issues.