Every 11 seconds someone dies by suicide. For every completed suicide, there are approximately 25 attempts. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death amongst 15-24 year olds. 1 in every 60 Americans is a survivor of suicide loss.
Jennifer Hartstein tells TODAY’s Matt Lauer that “open dialogue with your kids” is key in the wake of rising suicide rates among teenagers: “Don’t be afraid to ask them any questions.” She says that if you’re afraid that your teen’s smartphone could be contributing to a problem, take it away from them.