Understanding Teen Suicide


Northern Virginia has recently experienced several teen suicides. Last month, two Langley High School students took their own lives just a day apart from one another, and this month it appears two students at Woodson High School also committed suicide. Fairfax County alone has had 15 suicides over the past 3 years, and the surrounding counties, including Loudoun County, have also had a number of teen suicides in recent years. Suicide is tragic, and it seems to be even more so when it involves our young. As the director of a private mental health practice, I can report first hand [...]