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Top Ten YA Books That Address Teenage Suicide by Michele L. Haiken, Ed.D.


Some of you may know a teen that needs to read one of these books…

Some of you may need to share the article with other folks…

Nerdy Book Club

Disclaimer –  This article addresses the topic of teen suicide and includes some sensitive information.

Evan was the class president of his high school. He was a solid student with lots of friends. He started an initiative in elementary school called “Cupcakes for a Cause” to raise awareness and money for hospice care after his father had passed away from brain cancer. He liked to go hiking and was active in his Temple Youth Group.

But on January 31, 2016, Evan committed suicide. He left no note and no signs that he was putting this thought into action.

Over 1,000 people attended his funeral in shock, despair, awe, grief, that this sixteen year old took his own life.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24. More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease

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