The number of children between ages 5 and 18 who ended up in the emergency room for suicidal thoughts or attempted suicide has doubled in the United States since 2007, according to a recent study.
Data provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed the number of children with "suicide attempts (SA) and suicidal ideation (SI)" increased from 580,000 to 1.12 million between 2007 and 2015. And 43 percent of these children were younger than 11 years old. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among America's youth.
On Tuesday's radio program, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere
discuss many possible reasons for this alarming trend, from stress (or lack there of) to social media and video games to the loss of faith in today's families and communities.
"Why the hell do you think they're killing themselves? Why do you think they're depressed? It's really quite simple, and so is the solution," Glenn said. "Every label, occupation, race, physical characteristic, every label of honor — all of those things are temporary. Eternally, they're temporary.
"Don't label yourself," Glenn continued. "Don't let someone else label you or your kids. Don't put a limit on the goals that you can strive for. We're still Americans. ... My father taught me: 'As you think, so shall it be.' What are our kids thinking right now? What were you thinking as a kid?
"Help our kids," he added. "Start believing again in yourself. Start believing again in God. Start believing again — not in the country, not in the flag, not in our military, not in our banking system -- but in our principles. Start believing in American principles again, and God's principles, they're interchangeable."
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