Keeping an eye on teen depression

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The Delaware News Journal

Last week’s release of the final report detailing the cluster of youth suicides in Kent and Sussex counties offered more details. For many, it’s a painful reminder. But it also is an opportunity to open up about the issue. There’s a misconception that people who are contemplating suicide will appear sad or depressed. That’s not always the case, said Jonathan Singer, an assistant professor of social work at Temple. “What it can mean is they have decided in their own mind, all this chaos and suffering is behind them because they’ve decided to kill themselves and they feel resolved in their decision.”