Mental Health & Suicide

Many students who experience suicidal thoughts also have a mental health condition. Statistics show that 20% of students (1 in 5) have an untreated mental health issue requiring support. Of these students, many will not receive treatment, and those who do will likely receive the support from special education. This webpage provides resources about mental health conditions most commonly seen in children who present with suicidal thoughts.

Resources

  • Major Depression Among Adolescents

    The National Institute of Mental Health website offers information including defining major depression, signs and symptoms, and treatment information.

  • Depression in Children and Teens

    The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry provides information on depression in children and adolescents.

  • Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

    The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry provides information on bipolar disorder in children and adolescents.

  • Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder

    The National Institute of Mental Health website offers information including defining attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, signs and symptoms, and treatment information.

  • Anxiety Disorders

    The National Institute of Mental Health website offers information including defining anxiety disorder, signs and symptoms, and treatment information.