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Suicide Prevention Walk | Paradigm Malibu

Zack Snyder Attends Suicide Prevention Walk

Zack Snyder, the director of “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Darkness,” attended the Out of the Darkness Walk in Santa Monica, California, which was a fundraiser and an awareness activity to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. For Zack, it was personal: He lost his 20-year-old daughter, Autumn, to suicide…

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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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Transgender Teen | Paradigm Malibu

Transgender Teen Commits Suicide And Prompts A Call for Change

  Although society has come a long way in their acceptance of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender individuals, it still has a long way to go. And this was the message that Leelah Alcorn wanted to send with her death. She was a transgender teen who committed suicide on December 28, 2014, and her death…

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Self Injury is Not an Attempt to Commit Suicide

  Self harming behavior is an experience that many teens can participate in for a variety of reasons. Although self harming behavior, also known as self injurious behavior, can be done by anyone at any age, it is commonly seen among teens. Self injury is intentional behavior to harm the body in some way. It…

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Mental Illness | ParadigmMalibu.com

When Mental Illness Gets in the Way of Your Teen’s Life

  There are millions of people around the world who would qualify as having symptoms of mental illness. For instance, people might experience anxiety, signs of depression, even hear voices from time to time. However, it is when those experiences interfere with the life that they want to have that it begins to be problematic.…

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Parents: Know What to Look for In a Teen Who Is Cutting

  The teen brain is still growing. Because of this, the part of the brain that governs reason and logic hasn’t quite developed yet. As a result, teens tend to be emotional, impulsive, creative, and explorative. They are in a prime stage in their life, perfect for completing the one psychological task teens need to…

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