Youth suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people in the United States. Dead Serious uses narratives, life stories, and updated facts to encourage readers to recognize the signs of suicide, debunk myths, and help those who may be considering suicide.
My search for answers about why my brother and other young adults and teens take their own lives continues. This time around, I investigate new issues like bullying, social media, LGBTQ teens, and successful suicide prevention programs. While we can never say for certain why someone opts to die, we can help break the cycle of teen suicide. There is plenty we can do.