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A cry for help is the LOUDEST form of communication. When it happens, you’d BETTER be listening.

More and more these days, cries for help can be heard from just about everywhere. If you know anyone who’s ever looked at the actions of Lindsay Lohan or Britney Spears, but they’ve only responded with criticism, they’ve missed the boat entirely…they just don’t get it!
If you’re a parent, and your teen exhibits behavior you’re not exactly fond of, then you’ve got to look deeper, you’ve got to communicate with them. You’ve got to help them; this is the only way they know to reach out.
In most countries, suicide is the second-leading cause of death among adolescents (and is still seriously underreported). In the U.S., in the past 25 years, the rate for those between 15-24 has tripled. Lots of things are going on in their lives, and the pressures can be overwhelming. This week, on my radio show, FEAR BYTES (radio for teens), I interview teen therapist, Iris Fanning. She knows teens well. She’s been there and done that. This episode with Iris, on QTworldRadio.net, airs every night at 8PM (PDT). I hope you’ll listen.
A few EXCELLENT resources for teens: www.teensuicide.us, www.yellowribbon.org, and the National Suicide Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433).
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