I found this blog post--The Tipping Point-- on YA Books Central about how pressure is affecting students in college or younger. The post is well-written and thought-provoking. Its eloquent author is a teen.
It's sad and scary how many teens are making drastic choices in response to bullying or pressure to succeed. Suicide is one of the leading causes of teen deaths (one-third!) Silicon Valley is experiencing a near epidemic.
These deaths are preventable. If you know someone who shows signs of depression or makes comments that concern you, have them seek help. The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255 .