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The link between teen depression and suicide

Teen suicide often gets sensationalized by the media, says Frances Wren, MD, a child psychiatrist who directs the Child and Adolescent Depression Clinic at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. While media hype can do more harm than good for distressed teens, it's important for parents to understand the connection between depression and suicide and know how to get help for a young person showing signs of depression, Wren adds:

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