A surprising number of teenagers -- nearly 15 percent -- think they're going to die young, leading many to drug use, suicide attempts and other unsafe behavior, new research suggests.
…a sizable number of teens may take chances "because they feel hopeless and figure that not much is at stake,"…
I still need to track down the study, but I would rate this as one of the most upsetting study findings I have come across in some time.
Where do these teens get this message? What can we do to give them the information/knowledge that that is in fact not the truth? If this is a prime motivator behind substance abuse, violent behavior and risk taking in this number of teens, we need to have a new focus in dealing with these kids. How do we affect behavior that has this type of an underpinning?