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Suicide

Read: CDC Report: Fewer High School Students Having Sex, Using Drugs

CDC Report: Fewer High School Students Having Sex, Using Drugs

The CDC, however, also found more U.S. high school students are feeling depressed and have considered attempting suicide.

Read: Q and A With Student Suicide Prevention Expert

Q and A With Student Suicide Prevention Expert

Recognizing the warning signs of suicide and intervening appropriately can help save student lives.

Read: Student Takes Own Life at McKinney North High School

Student Takes Own Life at McKinney North High School

The Texas high school was placed on lockdown and a tenth-grader was found dead in an empty classroom from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Read: Study: ADHD Medication Overdoses Increasing Among U.S. Kids

Study: ADHD Medication Overdoses Increasing Among U.S. Kids

Between 2000 and 2011, there was a 71 percent increase in calls to U.S. poison control regarding improper ingestion of ADHD medications.

Read: New Study: Significant Rise in Suicide Attempts Among Kids, Teens

New Study: Significant Rise in Suicide Attempts Among Kids, Teens

The study, published on May 16, identified nearly 116,000 cases of suicidal thoughts or attempts at 31 children’s hospitals between 2008 and 2015.

Read: Mass. Court: Colleges Have Legal Duty to Prevent Student Suicides

Mass. Court: Colleges Have Legal Duty to Prevent Student Suicides

While Massachusetts’ top court found MIT not responsible for a 2009 student suicide, it also ruled schools have a legal obligation to prevent student suicides in some cases.

Read: Police: Ohio Student Who Shot Himself in School Planned to Shoot Others

Police: Ohio Student Who Shot Himself in School Planned to Shoot Others

Jackson Township police say they found an eight-part plan to carry out a shooting at Jackson Memorial Middle School on the 13-year-old’s cell phone.

Read: University of Alabama Settles Lawsuit over Student’s Suicide

University of Alabama Settles Lawsuit over Student’s Suicide

The lawsuit claimed the University of Alabama denied services to and mishandled accommodations for a student who reported an alleged sexual assault.

Read: 2 Middle Schoolers Charged with Cyberstalking After Classmate’s Suicide

2 Middle Schoolers Charged with Cyberstalking After Classmate’s Suicide

One of the suspects told police she started a rumor about her classmate having a sexually transmitted disease and called her “vulgar” names.

Read: AP: Almost Half of U.S. Public Colleges Don’t Track Suicide

AP: Almost Half of U.S. Public Colleges Don’t Track Suicide

The Associated Press press conducted its annual suicide statistic survey and found nearly half of U.S. public universities do not track student suicides.

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