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January 16, 2020

'Accidental' Shooting in Houston High School Sparks New Rounds of Questions

A school shooting in Houston has set off yet another round of questions about how students manage to get guns onto campuses undetected. But the Texas tragedy also calls attention to the unique and difficult fallout from gun incidents that are accidental.

December 16, 2019

1 in 7 Students Report Having Seriously Considered Suicide, Survey Finds

The number is even higher among students in special education and those who don't identify as either male or female. But the analysis also shows that a majority of students say they know how to cope when they are feeling upset.

October 17, 2019

Teen Suicides Rising Sharply, Federal Data Show

Suicide rates increased by 76 percent for 15- to 19-year-olds between 2007 and 2017 and nearly tripled for 10- 14-year-olds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

June 18, 2019

Suicide Rate Among Adolescents at Highest Point Since 2000

Among 15- to 19-year-olds, the suicide rate rose from eight deaths per 100,000 people in 2000 to 11.8 per 100,000 in 2017, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

May 14, 2019

Heated Debate About Minority Rights Can Increase Bullying of LGBTQ Students, Study Finds

LGBTQ students are bullied more at school when the society around them is immersed in heated political debate about the rights of marginalized groups, according to a new study.

April 24, 2019

Should 'Mental Health Days' Be Excused Absences? These Students Think So.

A group of Oregon students is advocating for a bill that proposes adding "mental or behavioral health" to a list of reasons for excused school absences.

March 04, 2019

1.7 Million Students Attend Schools With Police But No Counselors, New Data Show

An emphasis on hiring school police sometimes takes resources that could be used for other critical positions, like nurses and school counselors, an ACLU analysis says. As a result, "schools are under-resourced and students are overcriminalized."

December 04, 2018

Suicides Are on the Rise. Here's How Schools Can Help

With suicides increasing, schools are on the front-line of teen suicide prevention. Here's advice on reducing suicides and reacting appropriately if a suicide does occur.

November 14, 2018

Watch: This High School Takes an Active Role in Suicide Prevention

Experts say schools can play a critical role in preventing suicide through education, support, and relationship building. This video explores one Virginia high school's approach.

September 26, 2018

When Students Say #MeToo, Schools May Be Unprepared to Help

Some researchers and advocates say it's often difficult for students to seek assistance from schools when they want to report a sexual assault, a concern that's become more urgent against the backdrop of the tumultuous Supreme Court confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh who has been accused of sexual assault by three women.

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