National Catholic Register, Edward Pentin:
Suicide rates among adolescents are disturbingly high across the Western world and the number continues to rise.
According to a report published last October by the United Health Foundation, suicides among American adolescents aged 15 to 19 jumped by 29% over the previous decade, while the rate among those aged 10 to 24 increased nearly 60% between 2007 and 2018, according to a recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The high rates of teenage suicide and depression has prompted Polish Catholic technology investor and entrepreneur Krzysztof Gawrysiak, together with his prayer group Palnik, and another network of prayer groups ARW (Apostolic Faith Movement), to found a website (pray4teens.org) specifically to pray for teenagers who are contemplating taking their own lives, and to enable any teen suffering from depression and suicidal tendencies to request prayer. Report is here.