Why is Suicide Now the Leading Cause of Death for 13-and 14 Year Olds?

“Suicides among the youngest U.S. teenagers were rising for years before the pandemic — with school stress, social media and guns standing as potential factors, according to a new study.

Researchers found that between 2008 and 2018, the suicide rate among 13- and 14-year-olds nationwide more than doubled — from roughly two deaths per 100,000 teens in 2008, to five per 100,000 a decade later.

It was a stark reversal of a decline that began in the late-1990s.

And, in fact, suicide is now the leading cause of death for 13- and 14-year-olds in the United States…” (Courtesy Newsmax.com)

Guns? Guns can not fire themselves, nor can they personally interact with human beings on their own.

The fact of the matter is that kids are not getting the attention they need at home, and they’re not getting the non-political support that they need at school.

Nowadays, it takes both parents working in order to afford the basic necessities needed to raise a family.

That leaves very little time for the raising of a child. With children not getting the attention they need at home, they are naturally turning to the social media, the school, and their peers.

Public schools have become, for the most part, centers for the dissemination of Cultural Marxist propaganda designed to “make children think in a politically correct manner.”

Their friends can offer their opinions. However, they are being fed the same propaganda.

Nowadays, the majority of kids spend most of their time texting on their phones with other kids, playing video games, and talking about other students.

Kids today do not grow up playing outside and learning interpersonal communication skills.

In other words, they don’t know how to resolve conflict face-to-face, and they have never found out firsthand that there are actual real-world consequences for talking ugly and spreading false rumors about someone.

Even though they are communicating with each other electronically, kids today are living in isolation.

They have not learned how to be kind to one another.

They have not learned empathy.

Somehow, someway, parents and students need to start learning how to communicate with one another face-to-face.

Make no mistake. The family unit, as we know it, is under attack.

Pray for our kids.

Pray for our families.

Until He Comes,