Authors: (Maria H Rahmandar, Frank M Biro, Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine, Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America)
Abstract: Puberty can be a vulnerable time for adolescents as their body, brain, and self-esteem
undergo changes. Low self-esteem is an important risk factor for suicide, which is a
major cause of mortality in teens. On the other hand, high self-esteem can protect again
suicidality. Building self-esteem could be an approach that saves lives.
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