Youth Suicide

Boom in number of suicides among American teenagers

2017.08.04

Juvenile suicides have reached record numbers in the U.S..The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has launched an alarm concerning this issue: the data indicate that for the age range 15 – 19, the ...

Reasons why TV series anti-bullying failed in its intent

2017.08.03

13 Reasons Why, the American TV series that had been enormously successful last winter, might have failed in its intent. Instead of discouraging suicide among teenagers, it might well have encouraged it. At least, ...

The truth about the Blue Whale phenomenon in Italy

2017.06.22

Only 5% of the 170 reports received by the Italian Police in relation to the “Blue Whale Challenge”, concern alleged crimes. Such as instigation of suicide or procured alarm. This is what the Italian ...

The anti-Blue Whale button is now available

2017.06.02

The Italian Police's fight against the "Blue Whale" never stops. After having offered some useful advices to parents and teenagers some days ago and in order to stem this horrible phenomenon, now it also ...

How many people commit suicide in Europe?

2017.05.17

Out of the 4.9 million deaths reported in the European Union (EU) in 2014, 58 000 (1.2%) were due to intentional self-harm. Almost 8 in 10 suicides (77%) were committed by men and about ...