Summit Addresses Mental Health of Teens

06/20/2014

Why?

Because they got a C on a test.

Because they hated the way they looked in a T-shirt.

Because they thought they’d never get into a good college.

Those are some of the reasons kids from good families, going to great schools and living in one of the nation’s wealthiest areas gave for wanting to kill themselves.

When six Fairfax county youths who have wrestled with depression and flirted with suicide spoke their minds on a stage in front of 200 people last week , it was the right thing to do, they said, especially after closing out another school year with four suicides among their peers.
Click here to read the entire column from the Washington Post.