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Article Regarding Depression in School Aged Children

   The linked blog post provides some startling information regarding depression and sucide in school aged children.  The second link is to the Jason Foundation.  The Jason Foundation provides free training to adults on the warning signs and prevention of youth sucide.

     The take- aways here are 1 in 11 children will experience depression by age 14 and suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for children 5-15. So often we dismiss signs of depression in children thinking they are too young to experience depression. When elementary children and pre-teens demonstrate signs of depression, or risk factors for suicide, we must take it seriously.

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