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Depressed Teens Who Binge Drink
at High Risk for Suicide

Depressed Teens Who Binge Drink
at High Risk for Suicide

by Kevin Caruso

A study published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research that was conducted with high school students in Buffalo, New York, indicates that students who are depressed and also binge drink are more likely to attempt suicide or die by suicide than depressed students who do not binge drink.

Thus, if a depressed student had suicidal thoughts, he or she was much more likely to act on those thoughts after binge drinking.

Stressful life events, such as the death of a parent, were also shown to increase the likelihood of a suicide attempt or completed suicide.

Binge drinking is a dangerous activity unto itself and should never be practiced by any student. Period.

If you are a student, you need to avoid any gathering where binge drinking might occur. And if you find yourself at such a gathering, you need to leave immediately.

Binge drinking kills.

If you think that you are suffering from depression, please make appointments with a doctor and a therapist so you can be assessed and treated.

If you are a teen and are depressed or suicidal and do not know what to do, call 1-800-SUICIDE and ask for help. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

And read the information on the home page of this website and take action.

Always reach out for help when you are depressed or suicidal. Always.

And never binge drink.

If you or someone you know is suicidal, please go to the Home Page of this website for immediate help.

Thank you.

I love you.

Take care,

Kevin Caruso

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