"Bullying makes adolescence miserable for millions of kids. Now new research suggests its effects linger years later and may increase the risk of depression in young adulthood. The new study, published in The BMJ medical journal, finds that bullying in teenage years is strongly associated with depression later in life."
Let's take you to Weston, Fl. Not all who lost their lives serving in the U.S. died in battle. A large number of veterans commit suicide after they return home from war. The mother of one of these soldiers believes they deserve to be remembered and honored on Memorial Day.
An 8-foot-tall, 50-foot-long wall displaying the faces and stories of veterans who died of suicide was created by Janine Lutz. "With every tick of the clock, we are losing veterans," Lutz told a local news station. "With every 65 minutes, another veteran is dying of suicide."
The wall is named after Lutz's 24-year-old-son, Lance Cpl. Janos Lutz, who committed suicide two years ago. Since the war in Iraq began in 2003, more than 104,000 veterans have committed suicide.
Lutz said, "It's not a dirty little secret. This is an epidemic that's facing our nation, and nobody's doing anything about it."
"We are devastated to report that our beloved brother, son, and friend, Sawyer Sweeten, took his own life. He was weeks away from his 20th birthday. At this sensitive time, our family requests privacy and we beg of you to reach out to the ones you love," says Madylin Sweeten brother of Sawyer Sweeten.
Sawyer was said to be visiting his family in Texas when he took his own life on the family's front porch.
Good evening. I’m Susan Kohler, CEO of Missoula Aging Services, the Area Agency on Aging for Missoula and Ravalli counties. Tonight my commentary is about suicide, a tragedy that has touched many of us personally. Although some find this topic uncomfortable, I hope to raise awareness of the importance of taking action and finding solutions.
Jordan Luton was finishing his lunch in the cafeteria at Washington state's Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday when he heard it -- a loud bang.Then there was another. And another. And another. And another.What he saw was freshman Jaylen Fryberg go up to a table with students, "came up from behind ... and fired about six bullets into the backs of them," Some of the students began to run. Luton and others hit the ground, some hiding under tables.By the time it was over, two people -- the gunman and a female student -- were dead and four were wounded.
Suicide rates among middle-aged Americans have risen sharply in the past decade, prompting concern that a generation of baby boomers who have faced years of economic worry and easy access to prescription painkillers may be particularly vulnerable to self-inflicted harm.
Teen deaths for any reason are tragic losses of life and potential. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five teenagers in the U.S. seriously considers suicide annually, and approximately 1,700 die by suicide each year.