Majority of Parents Unaware of Children’s Thoughts of Suicide, Death

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A new study led by researchers with the Lifespan Brain Institute finds half of parents don’t know their adolescent has had thoughts about suicide, and more than 75 percent of parents are unaware of their adolescent’s thoughts of death and dying.

Jason Jones, PhD, and Rhonda Boyd, PhD, study co-authors, recently spoke with media about their findings, including how parents can better connect with their children to ensure open and honest conversations with their children.

You can read their interviews featured on, Huffington Post, Reuters, and PhillyVoice