Teen Texting Suicide Case Ends with Jail Sentence

Last week, Michelle Carter was sentenced to 15 months in jail after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of her 18-year-old boyfriend Conrad Roy. Carter, who was 17 at the time of Roy’s death, sent text messages urging him to commit suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. Carter’s…

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What to do About Teen Sexting

Over six years ago I wrote a post where I offered advice to teens who receive a sext. “Sexting” is when someone takes a naked or semi-naked (explicit) picture or video of themselves, usually using their phone, and sends it to someone else. We are mostly concerned with these behaviors…

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Suicide Pact Puts the Spotlight on Teen Mental Health

Last summer, young girls from Wapekeka First Nation in northwestern Ontario, Canada, made a suicide pact. Since then, three of the girls have taken their own lives, leading officials to declare a state of emergency. This month alone, two 12-year-olds and a 14-year-old from Indigenous communities in Ontario have died…

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