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Suicide Prevention Month | Paradigm Malibu

September is Suicide Prevention Month

As the 10th leading cause of death among adults and the 2nd leading cause of death in young people aged 10-24, suicide claims over 40,000 lives every year. September is Suicide Prevention Month. It’s a time to raise awareness of the issues surrounding suicide, because the more awareness surrounding the risk factors and signs of…

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Loneliness | Paradigm Malibu

Study Finds Link Between Loneliness and Poor Sleep in Young Adults

Feeling lonely is an experience that one can feel even if friends and family are around. Some experts define loneliness as the distressing feeling that people experience when they perceive their relationships to be inadequate. For whatever reason, the relationships that a person has isn’t meeting their need for connection. Recently, a study done in…

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13 Reasons Why | Paradigm Malibu

Suicide, Television and Social Media: 13 Reasons Why

The popularity of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has highlighted both the importance of talking about preteen and adolescent suicide as well as the media’s role and responsibility with respect to targeted programming and warnings.  13 Reasons Why discusses a number of issues that teens can encounter themselves or through friends, such as bullying,…

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Suicide Danger Signs | Paradigm Malibu

Suicide Danger Signs and What to Do If You See Them

Suicide. It’s something that no parent ever wants to think will affect their child. Unfortunately, suicide is the third leading cause of death for teens and young adults. While suicidal thoughts cannot always be detected before a suicide attempt is made, there are some suicide danger signs that you can be vigilant for when dealing…

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