Beyond the Screen:
The Hidden Reality of Youth Suicide
At Bark, we’re committed to educating people and providing resources to help save lives. Suicide rates have sharply increased across all age groups in the past decade, and it’s now the second leading cause of death for ages 10 to 24.
At children's hospitals across the U.S., hospitalizations for suicidal thoughts and attempts doubled from 2008 to 2015.
Other Warning Signs Include:
Talking about suicide / death
Giving away prized possessions
Feeling hopeless or worthless
Exhibiting self-destructive behavior
How You Can Help
The reality of child suicide is a heartbreaking one, but we can’t pretend it doesn’t exist. Together, we can help reduce the stigma around talking about suicide and help save lives. Mental health is just as important as physical health.
Empower your child to provide support and learn how to tell adults when a friend may be talking about suicide. Download the parent guide
Share this helpful guide on risk factors and warning signs with educators and school administration. Download the educator guide
At Bark, our mission is to help keep kids safe both online and in real life. By monitoring for potential issues, our technology alerts parents at the first signs of depression, self-harm, or suicidal ideation. These alerts can be the difference between life and death.
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