Facebook Depression

by Jon Farrow

I recently saw the story of Alexandra Valoras while watching the CBS Evening News. It is an incredibly tragic story. Alexandra’s story highlights that there can be overwhelming pain behind a smile. One part of the story caught my eye. CBS News referenced suicide statistics from the CDC when detailing Alexandra’s story.

The report released by the CDC showed that the suicide rate for males aged 15–19 increased 31% to 14.2 per 100,000 population by 2015. The rates for females doubled from 2007 to 2015 (from 2.4 to 5.1). The rate in 2015 was the highest for … Read more...