At-Risk

Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.

teenage loneliness

Wednesday

16

April 2008

How suicidals feel

by At-Risk.org Staff, on depression, teen isolation, teen issues, teenage loneliness, teenage suicide, troubled teenagers

Parents should know that suicide is not just an instant decision or attempt, because a teenager is awfully in pain and he or she just wants to get rid of it. Suicide is actually a premeditated drastic and dangerous action. Of course, there are trigger factors that push further the intention of a teenager to do it. Also, suicide affects every faculty of an individual. For example,  his or her…

Wednesday

16

April 2008

Suicide Awareness Quiz

by At-Risk.org Staff, on suicidal awareness quiz, teen isolation, teen issues, teenage loneliness, troubled teenagers

The Suicide Awareness Quiz: It's very difficult to predict who will kill themselves since most kids who commit suicide do not communicate their intentions. _ True _ False It may be helpful to ask a youngster who appears overly depressed, withdrawn, or grief-stricken whether she has ever considered suicide as a solution to her problems. _ True _ False Most young people who commit suicide have made a clear decision that death is their…

Wednesday

16

April 2008

Young and tattooed

by At-Risk.org Staff, on tattoos, teen isolation, teen issues, teenage loneliness, troubled teenagers

Traditionally, tattoos have been a symbol of status and wealth in the society. However today, teenagers get tattoos because they want to be accepted in or to stand out from their crowd, mostly in school. Unfortunately, most of them learn to regret and even hate their tattoos when that crowd is gone. That is why most tattooists refuse to give young kids tattoos. Another reason is that the physical body…