Suspecting that a teen might be suicidal

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Suspecting that a teen might be suicidal

Many parents fear they might have a kid who could be thinking about suicide. And the thought the parents should watch out for: everything sucks, it's my fault, it can't be changed. When you see that in your teenager please seek out an evaluation on qualify mental health professional. Call that person up and say: What do you specialize in? I don't want to say what my problem is first. I want you to say what do you specialize in and I want children and adolescence on a short list. By the long list, I'm more concerned. A short list kids and teens is on there. And say, okay, given that you specialize with youth - what are the interventions you do most commonly. And I'm listening for cognitive behavioral therapy. That is number one treatment with interpersonal therapy, that's another choice but CBT is been researched the most. I want someone who can provide that for my kid and I want them in there STAT - real fast. A lot of parents wonder how effective is therapy. In one study of adolescence intervention, after 12 weeks of intervention, 70% of the teenagers no longer met criteria for depression. At 36 weeks, that number went up over 80%. We have a small army of lean mean healing machines kept. They're all across this country. Ready and able to take evidence based steps to resolve this problem of teenager suicide. We just need parents have the courage to make that call.

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David Palmiter, PhD, ABPP

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Dr. David Palmiter is a professor of Psychology and Counseling at Marywood University, the President of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (2012-2013), a practicing and board-certified clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience, a Public Education Coordinator for the American Psychological Association, author of an award winning parenting book (times three), dad (of 3.0 children; 3.5 if you count the neurotic dog) and husband (of over 22 years to Dr. Lia Richards-Palmiter, who says she has 4.0 children as she counts David). Dr. Palmiter has over three dozen professional publications to his credit, has given over 200 continuing education workshops around the country and has completed over 300 public education projects, including for outlets such as the LA Times, US News and World Report, USA Today, Wall St. Journal and O Magazine. A central aspect of his professional mission is to put air under the wings of parents as they try to raise happy and self-actualized children. 

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